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Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105
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Amazing story, amazing man.

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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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