Thanks to this country for adopting me. #uscitizen 🇺🇸😭🎉🎊
3 days ago
It’s been a long time coming... this morning i was sworn in as a united states citizen. i want to dedicate this to my parents soraya & ahmad who in ‘96 decided to leave it all behind in our native country, iran. family, friends, careers & great memories in hopes of giving my sister and i the american dream. only god and those close to us know everything we have gone through as a family in order to achieve this. thanks mom and dad, you guys are the reason i put 110% into all i do in order to make you guys proud. you had a vision we didn’t see back then and it’s all coming to fruition. i am forever grateful to you both and i look forward to honoring you the rest of my life. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸🇺🇸 #uscitizen#oathceremony#uscitizenship
Gracias a dios y a mi madre hoy soy ciudadana americana. cuando era niña y te extrañaba en casa no lo entendía, hoy te entiendo mamá, este era tu sueño y te agradezco el haberme traído a la tierra de las oportunidades. en estados unidos he aprendido que si quieres algo y luchas por ello lo consigues, y aunque el camino no es fácil, siempre se puede. 🙏🏽👏🏼🇺🇸🎉
thanks god and my mother today i became us citizen. when i was a child and i missed my mom i didn’t understand, but now i know what was her purpose. this was my mother’s dream and i’m so thankful that she brought me to the land of the opportunities, a country of immigrants, where i have learned that your dreams become true if you work hard and never give up. united states of america 🇺🇸 is my new home 🏡 ❤️😁 #uscitizen#thanksgod#godblessamerica
#eznews tal como informó el uscis, el estado de protección temporal para somalia se extiende hasta el 17 de marzo de 2020. ¡para mantener tu tps, debes volver a registrarte antes del 26 de octubre de 2018!⠀
as the uscis reported, temporary protected status for somalia is extended through march 17, 2020. in order to maintain your tps, you must re-register before oct. 26, 2018!
Solo por pocos días, renueva tu daca por menos de $1000. ¡no pierdas esta oportunidad de mantener tu sueño americano vivo!⠀
just for a few days, renew your daca for under $1000! don’t miss the chance to keep your american dream alive!
Las leyes no deben establecerse por el temor de algunas personas hacia los extranjeros. ¡los inmigrantes hacen de los estados unidos una de las naciones más grandes del mundo!⠀
laws must not be established by the fear some people have of foreigners. immigrants make the us one of the greatest nations of the world!
In the “adoption world”, today is what is considered my “gotcha” day. some celebrate it. my adopted parents always called it “our anniversary”... the day they “got me”, the day they picked me up from the airport and i was handed over to them from korea’s social welfare service... the place who has absolutely no record of my existence. every year we’d “celebrate”. in the early years my mother would dress up in a kimono and dress me up in a kimono too 👘. she’d prepare a candlit dinner with mostly my fathers favorite food and they’d give me presents, like it was my birthday even though we were jehovah’s witness who don’t celebrate birthdays or holidays 🤨🤔. whereas i “should be grateful that someone wanted me” i just can’t “celebrate” the day i officially became someone’s property. every year that goes by, every year as i grow older, every time i think about my kids and life as a mother, i wonder what the real story was: was i voluntarily given up as by my #birthmother or was she forced to? was my birth father ever informed that he was going to be a father? did anyone ever consider it wrong that 3 people would make a permanent decision about an unborn baby’s life? didn’t #korea ever consider that all the babies they would sell off would eventually grow up and want to know about their heritage or real #family history when they so sloppily discarded or falsified our birth records? don’t my #adoptiveparents realize that no matter how many times they told me that they “loved me like their own” that they never did because i have three children of my own & i never have to tell them that, nor do they question it? don’t people realize that it totally f***s you up when you’ve treated like a commodity and piece of property? don’t people get that i wasn’t a child born out of love, i was a child born out of shame, bought by and sold to a couple who had a problem and thought a strangers baby was their solution? i wonder... what if i had of gotten parents like the fictitious characters “jack and rebecca pearson” from this is us, would i feel differently? ... or what if i was adopted by an #asianfamily or near other #koreanadoptees, would i have turned out differently?