I received an envelope with my immigration documents this week. I realized I am no longer the person the work permit reflects.
Unless you have firsthand knowledge of this country's immigration system, you have no idea how arbitrary and unfair it is, which is why it drives me crazy when I hear people who have no idea what they're talking about say they only have problems with "illegal" immigrants. They have no clue.
I'm happy for you, Jesus. I know what a test of patience and endurance it can be. Keep on keeping on.
This is beautifully written. Thank you for sharing with us. ❤️❤️❤️
A lot of folks don’t understand how truly transformative something as “simple” as work authorization can be (because it’s so much more than work authorization) and yet U.S. immigration is such a convoluted system that has so many pitfalls. Furthermore, many statuses are “quasi-legal” ones that may confer certain benefits, yet they don’t lead anywhere or have substantive wait times. Complex emotions are not unusual and thank you so much for sharing this oft ignored perspective.