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Jose Antonio Vargas Films for Immigration Reform

Jose Antonio Vargas, left, offers sworn testimony shown in his new film, Undocumented.

When Jose Antonio Vargas turned 16 years old, he did what almost every kid his age does. He applied for a driver’s permit. But when he went to the DMV, he got something unexpected: the truth about his immigration status.

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KTVU Fires Producers for Racist Asiana Crash Report, Attempts to Scrub Internet

KTVU would like nothing more than for everyone to forget about its racist and factually incorrect report about the Asiana flight 214 crash.

Almost three weeks afterKTVU afternoon anchor Tori Campbell read fake, racist names while reporting on the July 6 Asiana flight 214 crash, the news station is still cleaning up its mess. The station confirmed Wednesday that it has fired at least three longtime producers over the on-air gaffe, which went viral a few seconds after Campbell stopped talking. But in an effort to erase any video evidence of the blunder, KTVU has also begun using copyright law to demand that YouTube remove videos of its anchor’s mistake.

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DACA Could Help Students, Combat Crime

President Obama’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program offers a different approach for young illgal immigrants to avoid deportation.

President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program, a policy enacted in June that allows illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States as children to obtain a work permit, a valid Social Security number and a contingent promise of deferred action with regard to deportation. DACA does not provide a path to lawful permanent resident status, U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status. But, perhaps unintentionally, a new study from Stanford suggests that DACA could result in drops in crime nationwide.

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