Illegal Immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas: I Would Argue Being a Citizen Is Participating and Contributing

‘I’m not a citizen because I was not born here and legally I’m not a citizen’

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VARGAS: "I’m a huge fan of James Baldwin, so it is a tick to Notes of a Native Son. But I think in terms of the word citizen that was intentional on my part because I think that the conversation is what does it mean to be a citizen of this country. I’m not a citizen because I was not born here and legally I’m not a citizen, but I would argue that being a citizen is participating and contributing. And so that is the conversation that I was kind of hoping to start."

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