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Querida América

Querida América

notas de un ciudadano indocumentado

Book - 2019 | Spanish | Primera edición
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Natural de Filipinas, Vargas fue llevado ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía 12 años. Durante más de dos décadas, vivió oculto de todos, logrando escribir para algunos de las publicaciones más prestigiosas de EE. UU., como The Washington Post y The New Yorker. Pero en 2011, Vargas reveló públicamente su estatus de indocumentado, arriesgando su carrera y seguridad personal. Desde entonces, Vargas ha cuestionado la que significa de ser estadounidense y dedica su vida a dar voz a los inmigrantes y defender sus derechos, no solamente en EE. UU sino también en el mundo entero. Querida América: Notas de un ciudadano indocumentado no es un libro sobre la política de inmigración. Es una defensa íntima y apasionada de ciudadanía y el sentido de pertenencia.
"The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immovable: politically, culturally and personally. Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status--risking his career and personal safety--Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas's America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn't consider you one of its own"--‡cProvided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollinsEspañol, [2019]
Edition: Primera edición
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062931641
Call Number: SPANISH 304.873 VARGAS 2019
Characteristics: 236 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pasquini, Gabriel 1966-- Translator


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