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immigration-reform

Statements from Define American re: United States vs. Texas

From Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define American: “Among the things America, its history and its people has really taught me: You don’t give up. You move forward. You fight on. By definition, immigrants are resilient, resourceful, courageous people. We will not give up. I will not give up.” From Rev. Ryan Eller, VP of …

Jose Antonio Vargas Explains DACA+/DAPA on The Kelly File

Jose Antonio Vargas joined Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File last night on Fox News. They discussed the upcoming ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas, which had its hearing yesterday, April 18. Kelly stated that “without borders, we don’t have a country.” “Absolutely a country has a right …

History in the Making

History in the Making Today is the day. This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of U.S. v. Texas. The decision over expanded DACA (DACA+) and DAPA will affect millions of lives and …

Many in the media agree that using “undocumented” instead …

Many in the media agree that using “undocumented” instead of “illegal” isn’t just semantics: it affects how we perceive others. Click the petition to sign up: http://www.care2.com/go/z/27146636 …

#‎WordsMatter‬ in the conversation about immigration. Through humanizing language, …

#‎WordsMatter‬ in the conversation about immigration. Through humanizing language, we can find solutions that are humane.  Sign our petition to help: http://www.care2.com/go/z/27146636 …

Sarahi Salamanca, a DREAMer, recently became a legal resident. …

Sarahi Salamanca, a DREAMer, recently became a legal resident. Her first act of exercising this hard-won achievement was visiting her mother in Mexico after 10 years of separation. Eight months pregnant, she allowed two videographers to travel with her to document this incredible moment. Family reunification is an incredibly powerful experience. This Thanksgiving, millions of …

In “Back to the Future: Part II,” which was …

In “Back to the Future: Part II,” which was released in 1989, Marty and Doc travel to the future of October 21st, 2015 – today. This was three years after President Ronald Reagan gave millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. a path to legal status by signing the Immigration Reform and Control Act. In …

It’s simple; we don’t use the word “illegal” to …

It’s simple; we don’t use the word “illegal” to describe any other person, why use it to describe undocumented immigrants? We are calling on CNN to drop the innacurate term, because #WordsMatter: change.org/wordsmatter …

How I Became "Illegal" While Operating A Business, and Working with the Military

“When my visa expired, I had a choice. Obey the law, and leave the USA, or break the law and stay here to continue serving the US military and saving lives on the battlefield. As an American, what would you do?” – Bruce Stewart, North Carolina …

A humorous, hypothetical look at what would happen if …

A humorous, hypothetical look at what would happen if different generations of Americans sat down and talked about immigration.

How do you 'Define American'?

“There is no pathway. There is no line to stand in for undocumented people like myself … I would become an American today if I could, but there is no system in place that allows me to do that.” WATCH more of this compelling interview with Gareth Kelly coming ‪#‎OutFor‬ himself on HLN on …

Great progress to hear a conservative icon admit it’s …

Great progress to hear a conservative icon admit it’s wrong to paint all undocumented immigrants with an inaccurately broad brush. See Jose’s interview on FOX News with Megyn Kelly, talking about the nature of sanctuary cities, and MTV’s White People. http://bit.ly/1Sk2WzI …

Dozens hold vigil in New Orleans ahead of court hearing on immigration

More and more people are using defineamerican.com to come …

More and more people are using defineamerican.com to come out as undocumented Americans and allies, and tell their stories to the American public. http://www.defineamerican.com/story/post/184169/julin-gmez/ Share your own story: http://www.defineamerican.com/story/post_story …

Michael Townes just posted some interesting questions, and issues …

Michael Townes just posted some interesting questions, and issues his own challenge to DREAMERs. What would you say to Mr. Townes? Are there some respectful ways to respond, and share your own experience? You can do so by creating a response video, using the defineamerican.com tool: http://bit.ly/DAShareStory  …