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Showing posts from April, 2010

Immigration Reform - Do you know what it's like to be deported?

I hope the law enforcement will be wise enough not to just arbitrarily question someone who's not white. However, if you live in AZ and crime is up, you would want to get something done to enforce the law. I for one agree there's got to be Immigration Reform BUT should not only favor one race. People say to go in line. But what if there is no other legal option to get an entry to this country? It shouldn’t take 20 years for a sibling to petition a brother or sister while other countries’ take shorter amount of time. Having family members deported after living here for 20 years (on-and-out of status) and after incompetent lawyers screwed up any chances of legal status, and US Embassies “teasing” us of hope of re-entry only to be denied once and twice, I sometimes wonder if there’ll ever be a comprehensive Immigration Reform. The experience of being detained for 30 days, the experience of being removed from a country you grew up in for the past 20 years, the experience of

Finish what you started!

I read somewhere, “If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all the evidence that you tried.” The phrase just made me smile because it’s so funny. Sometimes I feel like saying the same thing, but then who am I fooling? I believe its better knowing that I tried and failed, and that I learned from it. For three weeks, I was on “pause”. Not that I wasn’t busy – far from it! I just had to put a few things on hold. And yesterday, I was back on “play” mode. This cherry blossom on our front lawn is 65 years old. When we moved here 15 years ago, a gardener told me that my tree is dying. But then, every spring the tree blooms beautifully and is the most gorgeous tree on the block. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the same determination and resolve as this tree? What do you do when you feel like you’re at a dead end?