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The Day I Got My Green Card

Posted July 5th, 2016 at 12:17 pm (UTC-4)
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I thought of the other places I had known, places I belonged to: Pakistan, where my father’s assassin was celebrated; India, which was busy demanding pledges of loyalty from university students. I thought of my cold, loveless relationship with Britain. Then I thought of America, and a wave of optimism came over me.

America Is More of a Club than a Family

Posted April 18th, 2016 at 2:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Another revealing expression is the 1960s-era slogan, “America: Love it or Leave It.” It captured the idea that people are not forced to be American, but as long as they choose to be, they are expected to be committed to the voluntary association that is America.