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.
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.
My journey so far…….. A year ago I entered a video contest. It changed my life. I had felt trapped. Convincing myself the stereotypical ‘have a job, pay the bills, find a girl, settle down and make babies’ path was my journey. I was miserable. I grew up in a village of 2,500 people in … More The Journey so far…….