Self Evidence: Jose Antonio Vargas on immigration and the American Dream

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Earlier this autumn, we interviewed 33-year-old journalist, filmmaker and activist Jose Antonio Vargas for the inaugural installment of our new series of digital shorts, Self Evidence. Created by producer Mona Panchal, the idea behind Self Evidence is simple: take important ideas by provocative thinkers and animate those ideas to craft a compelling message about who we are today, and who we want to be in the future.

In this premiere episode, Vargas — best known for his powerful 2011 New York Times Magazine essay about his experiences as an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines — meditates on the immigration issue and what the idea of the American Dream means to him.

“Immigration is at the central core of what this country is,” he told us. “Whether or not it’s the migration of slaves that built America or the migration of pilgrims or the migration of Mexicans and Latin Americans and…

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