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Recovering journalist. @NorthwesternU alum. Thoughts are my own, unless you agree! e: Leezia@fwd.us ig: @askleez Take me to the tropics & leave me there.
28 Jul
🚨🚨🚨 So after almost 25 years in the United States, I finally got my #green card!!! !! I’ve been dreaming of this day for nearly a quarter century, since 1996!!! This is LIFE-CHANGING!!! 😭😭😭😭🎉🥳😍 1/
I’m so lucky, grateful & relieved to have long-term stability for the first time in my life. I can’t believe it!! 😭😭😭 Becoming a legal permanent resident is indescribably exciting but this road has been so traumatic in ways most of you will never understand. 2/
Growing up I promised my sweet grandpa he’d be the first person I’d visit when I could travel across borders 🇨🇦. We both looked forward to that visit so much. I’m keeping my promise… I just never imagined I would be visiting him at the cemetery 😓😭💕. Bittersweet. 3/
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5 Sep 18
THREAD: A year ago today, a smiling Jeff Sessions walked onto stage and giddily announced the end of #DACA, taking away the ability for me and 800,000 others to keep living and working in the only country we consider home. He could hardly contain his excitement. It was wild. 1/
That announcement threw my life into total chaos. I’ve lived here for 22 YEARS, since I was 6 years old, & can’t imagine a life anywhere else.I’m a former Girl Scout & proud graduate of Rona ld Reagan High School w/ law school ambitions. Here’s me one year b4 I moved to Texas. 2/
Again: I came here as a six year old. I made my best friends here. I learned how to add & subtract numbers here. I learned to love country music here. Some of my DACA friends came here before they were old enough to read or walk; now they have kids of their own! 3/
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