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Jose Vargas' License Canceled

What tipped them off? Washington state canceled the driver's license of Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Vargas, who revealed in a New York Times Magazine story that he was an illegal immigrant. In the article, Vargas said he obtained a Washington license after his Oregon one expired. “This offered me five more years of acceptable identification—but also five more years of fear, of lying to people I respect and institutions that trusted me, of running away from who I am,” Vargas wrote.