Last week the washington post reported that the trump administration is analyzing decades-old fingerprints in an unprecedented effort to rescind american citizenship from immigrants who may have lied or falsified information on their naturalization forms.
My parents have always told me don’t give up, don’t let go. when i didn’t believe in myself, they did. if it wasn’t for them i wouldn’t have made it passed these 14 years of school. even in kindergarten when i didn’t want to go to school, my mom would tell me of all the amazing things i could do and ever since then i never dropped till i did what i’d say i’d do. the smile i saw on my parents face yesterday as their first born went to get her diploma was so priceless. they’ve been there through every single step of my academic life. through my mental breakdowns, to feeding me with their own hands while i did work and had no time to, to driving me back and forth to school, to guide me and advise me, to stay up late nights with me when i studied. i’m proudly able to say i’m the daughter of two loving, hardworking, and caring immigrants and came into this country an immigrant myself. i’ve never worked so hard to get something as i did for this diploma. it’s my first big step to going from nafisa shamim to dr. shamim one day baby!
i only hope and pray for everyone, every child, every person, of any race, color, religion, s*x to have the privilege to a education like mine. my heart breaks seeing what’s happening right now. we have to do more for these parents and kids to get a chance at life to succeed because they have so much potential! justice is needed. this is coming from a us citizen that believes in equality for minorities.
p.s. thanks maisha for having my back the past few weeks when i stressed about everything. •
#refugee shouldn't be a dirty word, i cannot tell you how many times in conversations lately how this word is whispered, you know the #whisper, #black, #gay, #jewish, #muslim...#immigrant. i think all the time, i am only a #uscitizen because someone let my grandparents and grandparents in, some immigration offical said they were healthy enough and had the necessary paperwork to come into this country and stay and be granted citizenship. my family worked as #plumbers, needle packers for victrolas, in the #garmentdistrict...we became a family that in a few generations became college graduates. if that isn't what this country should be about, i don't know what to think anymore. #wearebetterthanthis #wearebettertogether❤️ -team sg
#instagrammeditation#kundaliniawakening#ilaugh#44 :): dennis james duncan, demon disgrace, fairfax, ca, usa (from fort lee, nj, usa) was planning to claim to me, “i am already your legal guardian. you are so obviously illiterate i am hereby willfully obligating you to go back to elementary school,” accessed on astral sound planes of #consciousness. dennis thinks this content he stalked shows i am illiterate broadly, and to others? he thinks my advanced degree (4+ gpa) from #columbia (see #linkedin) doesn’t exist? what about my facebook content on art, science, consciousness, mindfulness, lovingkindness, etcetera did he think was an “embarrassment?” friends and peers claimed it’s excellent. some are mindful of their personal privacy and don’t share information publicly. “it is unnaturally poor quality.” what is the baseline measure of natural quality he is referencing and also holding himself to? is he embarrassed by his lack of #communication with me and his “here’s the scoop” failed suburban party planning email from 2014 i made public on #facebook, showing how sorry of an excuse of a “teacher” and “parent” he is? that’s all of the work product i have from him. he wrote an email peers thought was spam, then criticized my content? he claimed #creativity and #innovation, plus documented consciousness access outside of space+time at earth’s gravity level was “illegal” social media use (friendship?) and “proof she is disabled, from the us. i’m in bali. he did not send me a single email or ask me via phone any questions. i have not seen him since q1 2016. he pretended i would not need to be involved, nor would attorneys and law enforcement officials, for a felon i reported to become my legal guardian (they can email me directly and know how to)? “you’ve been caught book flipping pages; it’s proof you can’t even read anymore; that’s how far gone you are.” i flip pages in books i’ve read multiple times. i open pages in books, notice things like quotes from #gandhi about #justice and find #inspiration. he is inadvertently claiming flipping pages in books is a felony offense for a #uscitizen as a us suburbanite fired from a local high school. 😇💚🔑🍀
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jokes aside — i’m currently sitting on the plane en route to the motherland: cambodia 🇰🇭. if you didn’t know, i was born in the town of kampong cham and migrated to the us as a young child.
i can’t say this enough. how blessed we are to been given the opportunity for a better life. my parents grew up with no electricity and running water. i grew up sleeping on hard 50 lb flour bags at my parent’s donut shop like it was nothing. i slept on the floor and other odd places.
and look at us now, able to travel the world and give back to the land that birthed us. i know i’m extra as hell a lot of the times. but i never forget where i came from.
442nd infantry regiment. my great uncle an asian american, earned his citizenship fighting for our country. his family was locked away in an interment camp. my great grandmother who just turned 100 this year was in that camp. only difference is they came here. legally. not to mention they were and are u.s citizens. 🇺🇸
feb 6, 1999, i came to this country with my family at 6 years old. i didn’t know what to expect except that it has a lot more cars than it does in vietnam. so much has been taught to me, so much life experience that i was able to receive that i might not have if i were still in vietnam. i’ve like this country, hated this country, and now learned to love this country. thank you to my family for bringing me here. thanks to all the friends and acquaintances that gave me memories that we’ve experience. i promise i won’t take it for granted. it was definitely a long wait compare to those that migrated here after my family and i. but perhaps it was because god didn’t see that i deserve it before. but i’m glad this day has come.
to be honest i don’t feel any different like at all lol but here’s to a new chapter.....muricuh! .