Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen - Prologue & Note To Readers Summary & Analysis

Vargas, Jose Antonio
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Jose Antonio Vargas does not know what his future will hold. As he writes this book, papers from the Department of Homeland Security sit on his desk. They read "Warrant for Arrest of Alien" and were issued after Vargas's arrest, detainment, and subsequent release in 2014 (2). As an undocumented immigrant in the United States, Vargas does not know when or if he will be deported from the country he considers home.

Vargas writes that "We are living through the most anti-immigrant era in modern American history" and provides examples of how the Trump administration is dehumanizing and threatening immigrants and asylum seekers (2). Vargas publicly declared his undocumented status in 2011 and has since discovered how little most Americans know about the immigration and citizenship process. Nevertheless, he asserts that this book is not about the politics of immigration but is rather about homelessness...

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