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Immigration Activist Spell bounds Audience


An overflow crowd gathered to hear Jose Antonio Vargas Wednesday, October 28 in the Grand Reading Room of the John Grant Crabbe Library.

Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, filmmaker and founder of Define American, spoke to EKU students, faculty and staff about the need to reform America’s immigration laws and elevating the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America. “Immigration is an issue facing all Kentuckians,” he said. “Human beings are not illegal.  Do not take for granted the privilege of being born in the country.”

Vargas who wrote, produced and directed the autobiographical film Documented, shared his experiences as an undocumented American and stressed the financial, cultural importance undocumented Americans have had on the U.S. 

The event was sponsored, in part, by the College of Justice and Safety.

Published on October 29, 2015

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