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“The Shadow” knows

9 August 2008

A slight misunderstanding on my part (one of his readers was referencing a comment on one of my posts) put me in touch with “the shadow”, and I’ve already added his site to my reference list of Immigration websites.  He is an American college student, with the normal worries about his girlfriend, keeping up his grades and doing something with the rest of his life… but there’s a catch.  Having been brought into the United States as a baby, he is an “illegal alien” with no memory of the country to which is is likely to be deported.

Here, he writes about not being able to get a drivers’ license:

…I would love to go to NY before leaving. I just want to be able to say, I was there. I stood there. But from the looks of it, going to NY is long ways away.

Other people have the same idea as me. Most of us want to have DLs, be able to go to college like our classmates, and travel. It specially hurts when I hear friends casually telling me that they’ve gone places over the summer. Just today I asked a friend what he did for the summer. He went to England for 6 weeks of school, and then a trip to Germany, Austria and another country I can’t remember. All I can say is that I bought an Xbox 360.

You know, one of the funniest things about my scholarship at my school is that it would cover all study abroad charges. Except…it’s a joke because I can’t study abroad. I asked if they were kidding when they told me, the scholarship office wasn’t…

One Comment leave one →
  1. Mr. Rushing permalink
    10 August 2008 6:55 pm

    This is one of the prices that illegal immigrants pay, even if it wasn’t their fault.

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