Mr. Valenzuela

Civics – Extra Credit Opportunity


Read the article My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas then on a separate piece of paper answer the following questions in AT LEAST 3-4 COMPLETE SENTENCES. This assignment is due Friday October 21, 2011.

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Civics Extra Credit 10-13-11

1. Who is Jose Antonio Vargas? How would he describe himself? How would others probably describe him?

2. What are some of the challenges that Jose faced since coming to the United States? Be specific.

3. How did being undocumented affect his chance at going to college? How did he solve this problem? How did being undocumented affect his chance at getting a job after college? And how did he solve this problem?

4. How did Jose's friends and co-workers react to finding out he was undocumented?

5. What reasons does Jose give for finally coming out and telling the whole world about his legal status? Do you agree or disagree with his decision? Why or why not?

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