In a shocking interview and article, Mountain View High School Class of 2000 graduate Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for his work on the Virginia Tech shooting, reveals that he's undocumented.
The ABC News interview, to air Thursday, discusses Vargas' new journalistic project about the DREAM Act. He confesses how he'd watch undocumented students advocate for the congressional bill and felt that he "had a responsibility" to come out. He will also have an article in The New York Times .
Born in the Philippines but raised locally, Vargas visited Mountain View in May and gave the keynote at the Champions for Youth Benefit Breakfast. There, he shared that his new project would look at the DREAM Act, the legislation to help undocumented students get on the path toward citizenship.
Little did the audience—which included the police chief, school administrators and city officials—realize that the successful young man they knew had firsthand experience.
Vargas' announcement comes one day after Mountain View resident and Los Altos High School graduate .
The ABC News interview will be Thursday, June 23, on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline,” and Friday, June 24, on “Good Morning America.”
Editor's Note: Check back for video from Vargas speech.