President Obama recently announced that some 6,000 inmates in US jails would be getting released early. It's part of the administration's drive to adjust federal drug penalties, and ease prison overcrowding. But more than 750 of these prisoners aren't US citizens, and that puts them at risk of deportation.
Over his 15 years as a journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas interviewed some of the most accomplished people in America, and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech. For 14 of those years, he hid the fact that he is an undocumented immigrant, "living in a different kind of reality, relying on a sort of 21st-century underground railroad of supporters, people who took an interest in my future and took risks for me."
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