Daily Archives: June 16, 2012
On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected president of the United States, defeating Richard Nixon in one of the closest national elections of the 20th century. At 43, Kennedy was (and remains) the youngest person elected to the office, and it was largely this quality in the man and his family — an engaging, youthful dynamism — that so captured the imagination of millions across the country and, ultimately, across the world.
Just over a year ago, Jose Antonio Vargas "came out" as an undocumented immigrant in an essay for the New York Times Magazine. Now Vargas is a steady voice for the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants who live and work in the U.S. In this week's issue of TIME, Vargas spotlights the growing immigration-rights movement and the difficulties of the citizenship process.