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Opinion - March 9, 2012

The kid in flip-flops comes back

by Judie Rachel Block

The first time I met Jose Antonio Vargas it was 1998 and I was working at the Mountain View Voice. One day I noticed this strange kid hanging around with a Hawaiian shirt, baggy shorts and flip-flops. That was Jose. Sixteen years old, a student at Mountain View High School and our new editorial intern. He told me he came from the Philippines when he was 13 to live with his grandparents and said he spoke no English when he arrived in the U.S.

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