Humanizing the immigrant narrative, one story at a time.

Climate activist Xiye Bastida outside the White House.
Jose Antonio Vargas holding a protest sign saying 'I am an American w/o papers' and raising his hand.
Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe performing spoken-word poetry.
Tyrell and his mom Gina from the show A Million Little Things..
Liz Ortecho from the show Roswell, New Mexico.

Define American empowers diverse and nuanced storytelling about immigrant experiences across mediums and industries through research, partnerships, and storyteller engagement. Founded in 2011 by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Tony-nominated producer Jose Antonio Vargas, our work is helping audiences see all immigrants with their full humanity.

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