Jose Antonio Vargas highlights issues about U.S. immigration policy using details of his own experience, many of which are quite personal and probably difficult to admit. Point out three such details. What was your reaction to each of them? What is Vargas’s argument about immigration policy, and how do such details help him make that point?

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Jose Antonio Vargas has written about his own experience within the context of addressing U.S. immigration policy in his 2018 book, Dear America. He originally came out as undocumented in a 2011 New York Times Magazine piece. Both works contain information that is likely to generate strong reactions.

For the hundreds of thousands of undocumented people living in the United States, normal everyday life often means hiding their true identity as well as their immigration status. In his native Philippines, his mother made the decision to send him to the United States; this involved obtaining false documents....

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