On Borders and Citizens
“My US citizenship is a kind of bulwark. It is not a guarantee of protection.”
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.
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“This is where I’ve come, to the America of lights and dreams. And if I am better off I cannot tell.”
My idea of home had changed, so I took the symbolic step of finding a new tailor—marking Philadelphia as a place that now fit me right, too.