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My Fingerprints You Say?

As I stepped into the USCIS office, a picture of not-so-amused President Trump was waiting for me. I’ve been to immigration offices before and depending on who the president was at the time I have seen photos of the current Commanders-in-Chief once or twice, and the pictures always showed a smiling president (Bush or Obama or Clinton). Well, not this time.

Where are the People?

I wonder, what does belongs to us? What can we take from this life and from the chance given to us at birth to hold, to keep, to call our own? Can we claim towns, call them our home? Can we claim churches and God given to us at birth?  Can we claim the sky above or the trees in our backyards?

What Gettysburg Speech Means to an Immigrant

We, the new immigrants and the descendants, together, must show unity. We must honor and respect those who died to defend the union and the freedom for which it stood. And as the late president Lincoln so eloquently put, “from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they have the last full measure of devotion-That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - That this nation under god shall have a new birth of freedom-And that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from earth”  

Rant of a Rabid Dog

I wake up from my daze, staring at the computer with the news flashing in front of me. I am a rabid dog, an inferior creature that does not deserve happiness and the life in my small New England town