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Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen (original 2018; udgave 2018)

af Jose Antonio Vargas

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"The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immovable: politically, culturally and personally. Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status--risking his career and personal safety--Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas's America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn't consider you one of its own"--… (mere)
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Titel:Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen
Forfattere:Jose Antonio Vargas
Info:New York, NY : Dey Street, [2018]
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Jose Antonio Vargas come to America as a small child accompanied by an "uncle" - sent by his mother on a flight to the US to live with his grandparents. In Filipino culture all your adult male relations are referred to as "uncle" so Antonio wasn't particularly troubled that he hadn't previously met this man. Safely delivered to his grandparents in California, Jose began his American life, assured that his mother would soon be joining him.

But his mother was not able to get a visa and never did come to America. It wasn't until Jose was a teenager who went on his own to apply for a drivers license that he learned his green card was invalid. His grandfather confessed that the "uncle" who brought him to America was in fact a paid smuggler and that Jose was undocumented.

Jose's grandfather and mother meant well. They thought that if all else failed, Jose would meet, fall in love with and marry an American girl, and the marriage would confer citizenship on him. This plan was foiled when Jose came out as gay.

In Dear America Jose tells the story of how he dealt with his undocumented status, and was able to go to college and become a respected journalist. While he was out as gay, he hid his undocumented status in the closet. When he finally revealed that he was undocumented he did so as a journalist, writing about it for a major US publication. He went on to found the organization Define American, which seeks to reshape American opinion on immigration. You may agree or disagree with some of the decisions he has made, but given his situation there is no easy legal way to "fix" his undocumented status. I found his story well told and some of the struggles he went through and how they affected him heartbreaking.

I give Dear America Four Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐. I have heard of Vargas and read some of his work, but I did not know anything about his undocumented citizenship until I picked up this book. Recommended. ( )
  stevrbee | Sep 5, 2021 |
audiobook nonfiction/memoir; read by author - Filipino (and incidentally gay) immigrant who came out as undocumented after he was an established journalist. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
It is absolutely wonderful. It’s description of being an undocumented immigrant is so inspiring and helps to provide a valuable point of view for the discussion. I loved how the author infused facts into his story making it not in and enlightening but also an informational read. I would recommend this for people from all walks of life. ( )
  mrortiz | Jun 7, 2021 |
Advanced Reader’s Copy received from Baker & Taylor.

“Dear America” is the heart-wrenching biography of a man struggling to identify himself as an American citizen when everything is working against him. Vargas’ journey illustrates just how difficult the path to citizenship can be, even for someone as well-connected as himself.

“Why don’t you just become legal?” It’s the question at the heart of this book because it’s the muddiest gray area for those who are stuck in legal limbo like Vargas. People think citizenship is black and white; like you can just go to the DMV, check a box, and it’s done. People act as if non-citizenship is a willful choice, an act of defiance, and treat you as a criminal when it’s not a matter of choice, it’s a matter of ability. And even when people learn the truth of the matter, there are those who are too un-empathetic, obstinate, and close-minded. Those who think self-deportation is what it comes down to when citizenship can’t be obtained. This book looks those people directly in the eyes and asks about home, identity, and what makes you American. ( )
  H4ppyN3rd | Oct 6, 2020 |
Interesteing book about what it means to live undocumented in the United States. The author was born in the Phillipines and came to this country before reaching teenage. He has made his living as a journalist, writing for a number of nationally known newspapers and magazines. I was somewhat disappointed with the book ending because the author didn't state what he plans to do in the future. ( )
  MrDickie | Aug 3, 2020 |
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"The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immovable: politically, culturally and personally. Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status--risking his career and personal safety--Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas's America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn't consider you one of its own"--

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