Places | Migrations

On Borders and Citizens

“My US citizenship is a kind of bulwark. It is not a guarantee of protection.”

photo of Angel Island by Teow Lim Goh

As the spouse of a US citizen, I could apply for citizenship within three years of receiving my green card, which I did. My citizenship grants me the inalienable right to live in this country. It also affirms that I am a part of the body politic.

photo by Geoff Livingston/flickr

Dormitory at Angel Island  Immigration Station | wikipedia


Angel Island Immigration Station | photo by cifraser1/flickr

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