‘Illegal’ Immigrant. You’re looking at one.

If you are looking at my picture that is.

That’s right, me. I’ve been living in the US for 41 years, and I’ve been working in the US for more than 25 years; and according to the US government, I’m not a citizen. I was born in England on a military base (HEY to all you military brats out there!) and did not receive the correct identification papers at birth. My mother, being a proper American, didn’t put much stock in keeping my ID papers in order, so I don’t have the correct ones.

Consequently, under the current (“where’s your papers” type fascism) gov’t rules, I can’t call myself an American citizen without risking permanent deportation. Can’t get a passport, or do any number of other ‘federal’ type things.

So, I’m thinking of demanding my one-way plane ticket to Heathrow. Seems like a good excuse to take an extended holiday, with no plans for return…

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