After reading the excerpt about Jose Antonio Vargas life as an undocumented immigrant as well as my classmate comments I can agree that perseverance best describes him. Leading the life that he has up until this day, gave me an insight of the endurances different people go thorough when migrating into the United States. Having my mother wake me up at the age of 12 and telling me to pack my things I probably would have been extremely excited thinking to myself “Wow, I’m going on a vacation” or something of the sort. Never would it have crossed my mind to think I would be making the biggest move in my life and doing it undocumented on top of that. I am extremely happy to see that he has lived the American dream of coming into U.S soil and achieving his goal of becoming a Journalist. Throughout his life he has had help from his collogues, friends, family, professors etc. But I cannot help but wonder what about those individuals that do not have the team to support him/her as Jose did? I am glad that he has taken the initiative to bring up the issue public about his life so that America can acknowledge that not all undocumented individuals commit crimes and cause trouble. This excerpt has made me recap and think how easy it has been for me to live my life. When I turned 18 and went to get my license it was one of the most exciting times of my life, I felt horrible after reading what Jose went through while he decided to get his license which anyone would do at that age. Just as Sigalit
Gilbert Beilschmidt sat in class tapping his pencil to the sound of the song playing in his headphones. Beside him sat his friends Francis Bonnefoy and Antonio Fernandez Carriedo. In front of him was his little brother, Ludwig Beilschmidt, and his allies Kiku Honda and Feliciano Vargas. To his right was Lovino Vargas glaring holes in the back of Ludwig’s head. “I vonder vhat brother did now.” Gilbert sighed half amused half worried. Beside Lovino was Mattheiu Williams and Ivan Braginski…
Like Vargas, all of illegal immigrants were brought to the United States when they were children. They all are here to find for their better future. They might face many more problems than regular immigrants face because they didn’t have real documents to show proof of live here legally. Some undocumented immigrants are already deported but some are still remained. Vargas said, “I am sorry for what I did, but I did it because I had to live and survive” (Vargas, 2012, p.5). They…
Although Vargas is comparably young at that time, he did what he can to challenge his first biggest problem-language. By the hard work he did, Vargas is accepted by America at least on language, which is still an issue for immigrants who have lived in America for years. Thus increase his possibility to gain freedom in real lives. For all immigrants who have beautiful fantasy of America but finally disoriented, Vargas becomes the representation of pursue freedom…
anything worth having needs to be fought for. In every battle obstacles arise and the test of one character is how they handle these road blocks. Does one give in or persist through? Martin Luther King Jr. in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and Jose Vargas in “Outlaw: My Life in America as an Undocumented Immigrant” use their personal experiences and stories to prove the most necessary factor in overcoming these arising obstacles is persistence. “Just Walk on By” written by Brent Staples, portrays how…
SFC Uribe, Henry /SSG Vargas, Luis
The Battle of the Alamo
The Alamo is located in San Antonio, Texas
and has a rich history behind it.
The biggest remembrance of the Alamo is the
battle that took place during 1836.
The purpose of the battle was Texans fighting
for independence from Mexico.
In the year 1803, 800,000 square miles of
land west of Mississippi was purchased by the
United States causing a dispute with Spanish
Professor J. Littwin
Modification Proposal for the Immigration Policy in the United States:
An Annotated Bibliography
What endorsements should the United States apply in order to stop illegal immigration? Is a modification of the 14th Amendment necessary in order to prevent misuse of the immigration system, or will the United States loose what it fundamentally represents if that happens?
Capps, Randy, and Michael Fix. "Immigration Reform: A Long Road to Citizenship…
make themselves feel better? To feel special and important?
Jose Antonio Vargas, renowned journalist of the Washington Post, wrote “The Face of Facebook,” an unexpected view of the founder of Facebook himself—Mark Zuckerberg. Vargas also sees that “Facebook profiles are always something of a performance: you choose the details you want to share and you choose whom you want to share with.” The most interesting part is that Vargas notes “Now, Zuckerberg, who met with me for several in-person interviews…
We Are America
America — a land known for its ideals of freedom and new opportunities, a nation built under the idea that every man and women is created equal. However, the definition of what makes a person an American is entirely different from what it is that makes up America, itself. J.Hector St. John Crevecoeur, author of Letters from an American Farmer (1782), exposes what he believes makes an American. However, when compared to the standards of what makes an American in today’s world, it seems…
Amnesty in the 21st Century
In 1986 amnesty allowed 3 million illegal aliens to become legalized, and without proper enforcement has helped to lead to the now 11 million illegal aliens now living in the United States. These immigrants have not done any harm to Americans, and thus should not be treated as though they have done so. Joseph H. Carens, author of “The Case for Amnesty: Time Erodes the State’s Right to Deport”, states that it is only right for illegal aliens…
Proposal and Analysis of the Global Infrastructure Group
PJM 500 – Project Management
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Dr. Chiji Ohayia
February 28th, 2016
Proposal and Analysis of the Global Infrastructure Group
The Global Infrastructure Group, a subsidiary of the Global Financial Corporation, is an international conglomerate specializing in developing technologies and solutions for the Global Financial Corporation. This proposal for the Global Infrastructure…