My heart was in my throat as I read your piece. How frightening. How asinine that people like you have to live in fear for no reason at all.

I adopted a teenager from Honduras in 2004. Years before, her father moved to the U.S. and became a citizen. She was sent to live with him and, of course, received permanent resident status. However, the INS made a mistake and her name was not correct on the card — sort of backward. At the time, her father didn’t think it was a big deal and did nothing about it. When I adopted her, we went through hell trying to get it corrected and that was before 9/11 and before Trump. I cannot imagine doing the same thing now — she would probably be deported.

All I can say is how sorry I am. Sorry that Trump is president, sorry that our nation is f’d up. Sorry.

I hope you get your problem resolved favorably. Keep us updated.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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