Personalizing the effects of laws and policies and subterfuge is the only way to get those not affected to understand those who are. Your personal story, Scott, made something that is abstract for so many into something real with tangible consequences that change the trajectories of lives. It is more evident each day that our government has stopped caring about people like us.

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