It finally happened. Just a random Thursday at the end of July I got my letter, “This is to notify you that your application for permanent residence has been approved. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to permanent resident status in the United States.” Wow. It feels like it’s been a lifetime. … More I have a green card now.
Breaking: Homeland Letter video! A few days ago we finally got a piece of good news. After months and months of endless paper work and back and forth between the Department of Homeland Security, my immigration attorney and myself and my wife we got two letters in the mail. Before I go any further … More Immigration absurdity – You can’t make this stuff up!
J-1. One letter, one number. To many they mean nothing, but to me they meant my legal entry into the United States. They would become the first of many numbers and letters that would become representative of who I am in this country. It was early 2003. I had recently graduated college in England and … More I’m an English Immigrant Who Did Everything by the Book. And I Still Ended up Undocumented.
They say love conquers all but when it comes to immigration love has limits. Our wedding was amazing. My bride looked stunning, the weather was gorgeous (if a little hot) and judging by the dancing and the spontaneous limbo contest everyone had a good time (and to think we nearly included hard alcohol). I finally … More You’re an American now right?
Defining Myself A few months ago I decided to come out as an undocumented immigrant. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had carried around this secret that had weighed heavily on my shoulders for years, so much so I had simply got used to the burden and the restrictions that came with it. I … More Defining Myself