Prize-Winning Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Discusses Immigration Reform
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CEO and co-founder of B612 Foundation (a private foundation dedicated to protecting the Earth from asteroid strikes), Dr. Ed Lu is a former NASA astronaut who flew three space missions, spent six months on the International Space Station, and has devoted his life to identifying and combating asteroid-related threats to our planet. As he pointed out in a recent 60 Minutes interview, there are in fact more than a million "near-Earth asteroids" that would, if they were to strike our planet, be 1,000 times more powerfully destructive than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Now he will discuss his mission to track potentially devastating asteroids, including his B612 Foundation's efforts to build, launch and operate a deep space telescope with infrared capabilities. Learn More
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“I convinced myself that all would be OK if I lived up to the qualities of a 'citizen': hard work, self-reliance, love of my country.” -- Jose Antonio Vargas
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Vargas just revealed to The New York Times that he immigrated to the United States illegally at the age of 12. Raised and educated in the Bay Area, Vargas won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his breaking news piece on the Virginia Tech shootings.
Now 30 and no longer a reporter at the Post, Vargas has founded Define American, to changed the conversation on immigration reform.
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