02 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Happy New Year from Canada!

I saw the majestic Niagara Falls for New Year in Ontario, Canada. It was cold, wet, and dreary, but so worth it. The Niagara Falls are on the list of 29 places people must see in the U.S. before they die. 2014 was a great year. I acquired license to practice law, received lawful permanent resident […]

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14 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

I Was Supposed To Get My Lawful Permanent Residence Today

The stage was set. The Immigration Judge gave us this date at my last hearing. It was supposed to a warm and fuzzy weekend, with my U.S. citizen partner and I flying out to San Francisco from the East Coast to attend the short ceremony. My family, from all over California, had promised to take […]

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01 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Pani (Water), Memory and Post-Colonial Identity

Miles from a place fondly called home, a small plastic bottle of FIJI Water peers at me through the doors of a convenience store, teasing and tormenting, begging me to take it back. I reach out fondly, only to jerk my hand away. They say it’s untouched by civilization, They say it provides jobs, They […]

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11 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Watch Out for the Bay Area!

Finally. Thanks to the (volunteer-run) Educators for Fair Consideration, we have support for an immigrant youth advocacy program that would give students the necessary tools to organize at the schools and in their communities. Over the duration of the week, we selected 19 students (yet to be announced) from a diverse pool. The best part […]

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07 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

In Real Life, Sandra Bullock Would Be Deported

Dear Ms. Bullock, I have been a fan since Speed back in 1994 when I was barely 9. So it pains me to see one of my favorite actors make a movie that doesn’t paint a fair picture of U.S. immigration policies. I took my mother out to see The Proposal yesterday–she had fun but […]

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