IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 19, 2014

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
DEFINE AMERICAN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER TO ANNOUNCE LEGAL NEXT STEPS OF DEFINE AMERICAN FOUNDER, JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS
(Washington, DC) - Define American in partnership with the National Immigration Law Center will host a press conference to announce next steps in the legal case of Define American founder, Jose Antonio Vargas after his detainment in McAllen, TX on July 15, 2014. Detailed media advisory to follow.

WHO:Define American and the National Immigration Law Center
WHAT: Announces legal next steps of Define American founder, Jose Antonio Vargas
WHERE:National Press Club (529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC)
WHEN:Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 | 10:00 am ET

NOTE: If you would like to be added to the press distribution list or attend the press conference, please email Maria Cruz Lee (maria@defineamerican.com).

Define American, founded by Jose Antonio Vargas in 2011, is a media and culture campaign using the power of story to transcend politics and shift conversation around immigration, identity, and citizenship in America. Learn more at www.defineamerican.com.

National Immigration Law Center defends and advances the rights and opportunities of low income immigrants and their family members. Learn more at www.nilc.org.

Coverage of Jose Antonio Vargas in McAllen, Texas
July 11, 2014 Politico | “Trapped on the Border” by Jose Antonio Vargas
July 15, 2014 Buzzfeed | “Prominent Undocumented Immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas is Released After Being Detained In Texas” by Allison Vingiano & Adrian Carrasquillo
July 15, 2014 New York Times | “Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case” by Julia Preston and Laura Tillman

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Contact:
Maria Cruz Lee / Director of Communications and Engagement, Define American
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Adela de la Torre / Communications Manager, National Immigration Law Center
(213) 400-7822 / delatorre@nilc.org