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Undocumented Filipino American, Pulitzer Prize Winner Gets High School Named After Him

jose antonio vargas

An elementary school in Mountain View, California was named after Jose Antonio Vargas — an undocumented Filipino immigrant who worked his way up to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, an acclaimed filmmaker and an immigration rights activist.

Vargas, the founder of media nonprofit Define American, arrived in the U.S. at the age of 12 in 1993 to live with his grandparents.