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Pulitzer winner with local ties admits he's an illegal immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas, who grew up in Mountain View, interned at the Chronicle and would later go on to share a Pulitzer as a Washington Post staff writer, has admitted in a New York Times Magazine story that he is an illegal immigrant. The AP reports:


Among those who had hired Vargas was the Chronicle’s Phil Bronstein, who wrote this morning “I was duped.”

After Vargas left the Chron in 2004, he kept in touch with Bronstein, who gave him job recommendations. Bronstein writes:

(Photo credit: Matthew Worden, The Washingtonian)

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