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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“When you’ve spent your life apart from a loved one, what prepares you for not knowing how to mourn?”
In Hindi, you don’t say ‘sorry;’ you ask for forgiveness. So, growing up, I made the mistake of apologizing for who I am.