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…
states that immigrants face plenty of difficulties to make their freedom in theory turn into freedom in practice. Jen hopes that immigrants can fit into America society, which can make America a heartland with more heart. The other author, Jose Antonio Vargas, who’s an undocumented immigrant, wrote the essay called “Outlaw: My life in America as an undocumented immigrant”. He talks about his life experiences and the difficulties he faced trying to gain a green card. He says that the American dream…
should change for the undocumented immigrants because they enter into the U.S. by breaking the law.
One of the undocumented immigrants, Jose Antonio Vargas, shares his own experience of living as an illegal immigrant in the United States in his two articles “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” and “Not Legal Not Leaving.” Vargas was born in Philippine and grew up in the United States from his teen age. His mother sent him to the U.S. without real documents to live with his grandparents…
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
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…
On the other hand, this source can influence my own opinions and make me see the effects of the 14th Amendment from another perspective.
Vargas, Jose Antonio. “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” The New York Times. 22 June 2011. Web.
Jose Antonio Vargas retells his life as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Through hiding and lying, Vargas struggle his way through the laws and jurisdictions. However, on the surface, he has been living a good life with high school education and…
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…
without them being ignored or dismissed.
Anonymous. "Defining American." Web log post. Define American. Ed. Jose Antonio Vargas,
Jehmu Greene, Alicia Menendez, and Jake Brewer. N.p., 15 Nov. 2011. Web.
Anonymous. "Defining American Is Defining Yourself." Web log post. Define American. Ed.
Jose Antonio Vargas, Jehmu Greene, Alicia Menendez, and Jake Brewer. N.p., June-July
2011. Web. <http://www.defineamerican.com>.
number of ties they do not have back in their natural born countries. Jose Vargas, a journalist and illegal immigrant, discussed his illegality in the New York Times article “Outlaw”; after telling his story, Vargas states that he created a new family in America, and continues to thank them for encouraging him to pursue his dreams regardless of his status. Vargas’s situation is faced by many immigrants today, and just like Vargas, many immigrants make connections and ties that are broken due to their…
financial (return on investment and profit), risks, urgency (something that if not done immediately, could be to the detriment of the company), stakeholder commitment (higher commitment, higher priority), and technical knowledge available for the project (Vargas, 2010). After all of these criteria are considered for each project, they can be racked and stacked. The highest on the list get the immediate resources, the rest either do not get done, or are held for a later date, when resources are available…