Define American: Jose's Story

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Filipino immigrant who came to the United States at age 12. Discover the story of this Pulitzer Prize winning  journalist and his idea on what it means to be American.


Define American is dedicated to changing the conversation about immigrants in America who are an inexorable part of our communities and our society. Founded by award-winning multimedia journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American harnesses the power of storytelling and social media to bring about greater awareness of and support for immigration reform.

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Video credits: Directed by Brett Brownell Produced by Jose Antonio Vargas, Jehmu Greene, Alicia Menendez, and Jake Brewer Edited by Mike Pullano Music by Tyler Strickland