I have a green card now.

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.

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I’m an English Immigrant Who Did Everything by the Book. And I Still Ended up Undocumented.

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.