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Oscars 2016 Snubs and Surprises
The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and, as always, there were several snubs and surprises. "The Revenant," leading with 12 nominations, was not a surprise. But "Mad Max: Fury Road," landing 10 nominations, including one for Best Picture, certainly was. But it's the names left
Self Evidence: Jose Antonio Vargas on immigration and the American Dream
In the inaugural installment of "Self Evident", journalist, filmmaker and activist Jose Antonio Vargas meditates on the immigration issue and the American Dream.
Opening Arguments On Capitol Hill (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’S JEFF ZELENY: Will House of Representatives v. Obama become an etched-in-stone case of historic legal proportion? We won’t know the answer to that question for months — or years — but the opening chapter of the debate...
Pulitzer Prize -Winning Journalist Detained by US Border Patrol
Immigration rights advocate Jose Antonio Vargas describes his detention at the border, the plight of other immigrants.
America's Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant Detained in Texas
America’s most famous undocumented immigrant, former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, has been taken into custody by the Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas, authorities said today. Vargas, who made a movie about his limbo status in the United States
#NotYourAsianSidekick Becomes Top Twitter Trend
You may have noticed the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick popping up on your Twitter account a lot over the past few days and wondered where it came from. The worldwide Twitter conversation began with writer and graduate student Suey Park. On Dec. 14, she tweeted: Be warned. Tomorrow morning we will
Facebook's First Female Engineer Speaks Candidly About Worker Visas
Ruchi Sanghvi was born in India and came to the U.S. to study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She spoke candidly about her experience with worker visas at the west coast premiere of Jose Antonio Vargas' documentary "Documented" in San Francisco on Monday. Sanghvi, who went on to become
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2016
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IF IT’S AUGUST 2013, IT MUST BE CAMPAIGN SEASON IN IOWA: There’s something in the air in the Hawkeye State, and it’s not just scent of fried Oreo cookies and pork chops on-a-stick at the Iowa State Fair. No, it’s...
Mark Zuckerberg's Immigration Reform Group Launches August Recess Ad Offensive
Two days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered his first public comments about immigration reform since launching a political action committee devoted to the issue in April, the group, FWD.us, is taking to the television airwaves with a six-figure ad buy aimed at persuading on-the-fence...
Jose Antonio Vargas ’ New Film Makes the Undocumented ‘Documented ’
The former Washington Post journalist directs a deeply personal documentary. The undocumented journalist debuts his second documentary.