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- Repost @sarahquezada "This is me and my husband Billy. We have no eyes when we smile. 😄 Billy came to the U.S. from Guatemala because he was participating in an international singing competition in Los Angeles. He was the lead singer in a Spanish Christian hardcore band. 😂  After the contest ended, he overstayed his visa and became an undocumented immigrant living and working in the U.S. It was during that time we met and married. *** Walking together through the U.S. immigration system was eye-opening and lonely at times. We faced challenges planning our wedding. During our engagement, Billy went unpaid for a month's worth of work. After we were married, someone tried to call federal agents and have him deported. We also learned we are part of a much bigger story of mixed-status families navigating the complicated system of immigration. And we recognized how much our faith was challenged to welcome the stranger, care for those on the margins of our society, and stand up on behalf of immigrants. *** It's one reason we're sharing these stories in October. We believe stories and relationships can humanize a topic that is often wielded for political agendas while crushing the people most affected by the decisions (or lack thereof). Our story is also the basis for my upcoming book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World, releasing January 2018. We recognized how much our experience was a \"best-case scenario\" in so many ways. But the process of going through the immigration system introduced us to the bigger issues affecting new arrivals to the U.S. Love Undocumented combines narrative storytelling, in-depth research, and faith reflections to invite Christians into a bigger story of immigration. I'll be sharing more closer to its release date, but it's available for pre-order now on Amazon! Link in bio. - - - - - #write31days #31daysofimmigrationstories #immigration #LoveUndocumented #immigrants #immigrantsmakeAmericagreat #guatemala #undocumented
- Repost @sarahquezada "This is me and my husband Billy. We have no eyes when we smile. 😄 Billy came to the U.S. from Guatemala because he was participating in an international singing competition in Los Angeles. He was the lead singer in a Spanish Christian hardcore band. 😂  After the contest ended, he overstayed his visa and became an undocumented immigrant living and working in the U.S. It was during that time we met and married. *** Walking together through the U.S. immigration system was eye-opening and lonely at times. We faced challenges planning our wedding. During our engagement, Billy went unpaid for a month& #39;s worth of work. After we were married, someone tried to call federal agents and have him deported. We also learned we are part of a much bigger story of mixed-status families navigating the complicated system of immigration. And we recognized how much our faith was challenged to welcome the stranger, care for those on the margins of our society, and stand up on behalf of immigrants. *** It& #39;s one reason we& #39;re sharing these stories in October. We believe stories and relationships can humanize a topic that is often wielded for political agendas while crushing the people most affected by the decisions (or lack thereof). Our story is also the basis for my upcoming book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World, releasing January 2018. We recognized how much our experience was a \"best-case scenario\" in so many ways. But the process of going through the immigration system introduced us to the bigger issues affecting new arrivals to the U.S. Love Undocumented combines narrative storytelling, in-depth research, and faith reflections to invite Christians into a bigger story of immigration. I& #39;ll be sharing more closer to its release date, but it& #39;s available for pre-order now on Amazon! Link in bio. - - - - - #write31days #31daysofimmigrationstories #immigration #LoveUndocumented #immigrants #immigrantsmakeAmericagreat #guatemala #undocumented
- Repost @sarahquezada "This is me and my husband Billy. We have no eyes when we smile. 😄 Billy came to the U.S. from Guatemala because he was participating in an international singing competition in Los Angeles. He was the lead singer in a Spanish Christian hardcore band. 😂  After the contest ended, he overstayed his visa and became an undocumented immigrant living and working in the U.S. It was during that time we met and married. *** Walking together through the U.S. immigration system was eye-opening and lonely at times. We faced challenges planning our wedding. During our engagement, Billy went unpaid for a month's worth of work. After we were married, someone tried to call federal agents and have him deported. We also learned we are part of a much bigger story of mixed-status families navigating the complicated system of immigration. And we recognized how much our faith was challenged to welcome the stranger, care for those on the margins of our society, and stand up on behalf of immigrants. *** It's one reason we're sharing these stories in October. We believe stories and relationships can humanize a topic that is often wielded for political agendas while crushing the people most affected by the decisions (or lack thereof). Our story is also the basis for my upcoming book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World, releasing January 2018. We recognized how much our experience was a \"best-case scenario\" in so many ways. But the process of going through the immigration system introduced us to the bigger issues affecting new arrivals to the U.S. Love Undocumented combines narrative storytelling, in-depth research, and faith reflections to invite Christians into a bigger story of immigration. I'll be sharing more closer to its release date, but it's available for pre-order now on Amazon! Link in bio. - - - - - #write31days #31daysofimmigrationstories #immigration #LoveUndocumented #immigrants #immigrantsmakeAmericagreat #guatemala #undocumented
- Spaghetti, Roasted Cauliflower, Mushrooms and Tomatoes. The name of this dish ignores that the cauliflower was roasted with fennel seeds, cumin seeds, chili flakes (mine!), fresh ginger, and fresh tumeric. Remember my canned San Marzano Tomatoes from a week a couple weeks ago? I also canned some dry-farmed Early Girls with tumeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds this weekend and that is in this dish as well. So what we have here is very much an Indian-Inspired pasta dish. And so American. Oh my goodness. It's so yum. #spaghett #wholewheatsoaghetti #cauliflower #earlygirltomatoes #indianinspired #southasianinspired #indianfood #americanfood #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #vegan #vegetarian #healthy #yummy #chefvickishu
- Spaghetti, Roasted Cauliflower, Mushrooms and Tomatoes. The name of this dish ignores that the cauliflower was roasted with fennel seeds, cumin seeds, chili flakes (mine!), fresh ginger, and fresh tumeric. Remember my canned San Marzano Tomatoes from a week a couple weeks ago? I also canned some dry-farmed Early Girls with tumeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds this weekend and that is in this dish as well. So what we have here is very much an Indian-Inspired pasta dish. And so American. Oh my goodness. It& #39;s so yum. #spaghett #wholewheatsoaghetti #cauliflower #earlygirltomatoes #indianinspired #southasianinspired #indianfood #americanfood #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #vegan #vegetarian #healthy #yummy #chefvickishu
- Spaghetti, Roasted Cauliflower, Mushrooms and Tomatoes. The name of this dish ignores that the cauliflower was roasted with fennel seeds, cumin seeds, chili flakes (mine!), fresh ginger, and fresh tumeric. Remember my canned San Marzano Tomatoes from a week a couple weeks ago? I also canned some dry-farmed Early Girls with tumeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds this weekend and that is in this dish as well. So what we have here is very much an Indian-Inspired pasta dish. And so American. Oh my goodness. It's so yum. #spaghett #wholewheatsoaghetti #cauliflower #earlygirltomatoes #indianinspired #southasianinspired #indianfood #americanfood #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #vegan #vegetarian #healthy #yummy #chefvickishu
- Trump's third #TravelBan has been BLOCKED by federal judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii. ✊🏽🌈 This decision is sure to be appealed, but for now this administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, and Somalia (North Korea and government officials from Venezuela are still set to be blocked). Judge Watson stated the executive order "plainly discriminates based on nationality" and "the founding principles of this Nation." This is not just a legal victory, but a moral victory. Also, remember that celebrating victories is part of #TheResistance, too! Please join the #NoMuslimBanEver march in DC tomorrow if you are able and visit nomuslimbanever.com for sister marches and events nationwide. (Photo taken at the #NoMuslimBanEver march in downtown L.A. this past weekend. @hussam.ayloush is the Executive Director of @cairlosangeles. Hussam marches alongside his daughter, Marya, and her powerful sign ✔️✔️✔️✔️ 💪🏽. Thank you to all who came out and marched.) #NoBanNoWall #NotOneMore #WeAreAmerica
- Trump& #39;s third #TravelBan has been BLOCKED by federal judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii. ✊🏽🌈 This decision is sure to be appealed, but for now this administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, and Somalia (North Korea and government officials from Venezuela are still set to be blocked). Judge Watson stated the executive order "plainly discriminates based on nationality" and "the founding principles of this Nation." This is not just a legal victory, but a moral victory. Also, remember that celebrating victories is part of #TheResistance , too! Please join the #NoMuslimBanEver march in DC tomorrow if you are able and visit nomuslimbanever.com for sister marches and events nationwide. (Photo taken at the #NoMuslimBanEver march in downtown L.A. this past weekend. @hussam.ayloush is the Executive Director of @cairlosangeles. Hussam marches alongside his daughter, Marya, and her powerful sign ✔️✔️✔️✔️ 💪🏽. Thank you to all who came out and marched.) #NoBanNoWall #NotOneMore #WeAreAmerica
- Trump's third #TravelBan has been BLOCKED by federal judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii. ✊🏽🌈 This decision is sure to be appealed, but for now this administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, and Somalia (North Korea and government officials from Venezuela are still set to be blocked). Judge Watson stated the executive order "plainly discriminates based on nationality" and "the founding principles of this Nation." This is not just a legal victory, but a moral victory. Also, remember that celebrating victories is part of #TheResistance, too! Please join the #NoMuslimBanEver march in DC tomorrow if you are able and visit nomuslimbanever.com for sister marches and events nationwide. (Photo taken at the #NoMuslimBanEver march in downtown L.A. this past weekend. @hussam.ayloush is the Executive Director of @cairlosangeles. Hussam marches alongside his daughter, Marya, and her powerful sign ✔️✔️✔️✔️ 💪🏽. Thank you to all who came out and marched.) #NoBanNoWall #NotOneMore #WeAreAmerica
- Jacy met Paco on a trip to Mexico with her friend, a family member of Paco's. Jacy was there three weeks and during that time, she and Paco fell for each other. After she returned to the States, Jacy saved for eight months to buy a bus ticket, texting Paco all along. Jacy then quit her job, gave up her apartment, and hopped a bus for Mexico. She spent five months with Paco and his family. Paco’s mom taught her Spanish during the day while he was at work. * The couple married after four months, but soon, her tourist visa was about to expire. Jacy came back to the U.S., planning to return to Mexico, when she learned she was pregnant and was advised that traveling on the bus would be unsafe. “I spent the next four months saving for a plane ticket,” she says. Jacy spent the rest of her pregnancy working two jobs to save money to hire an immigration lawyer and file their first form toward Paco’s temporary residence visa. “I was constantly asked if Paco would come see the birth. People would tell me ‘well, you guys are married so that automatically makes him a citizen, right?’ Our son is now twenty months old, and we've been waiting that whole time for our first paper to be processed.” * After many inquiries and even getting their congressional representative involved, all they’ve heard is that their form seems to have been sent to a notoriously slow processing center and is still undergoing 'background checks.' “I've been blessed by God to be able to take my son to see his dad four times in his life. Now we are expecting our second child in January, and I still get the same questions about if Paco will come to see the baby born, but he has no say in the matter.” * “Sometimes I feel like I'm suppose to choose between my family and the country I love,” Jacy says. “My only hope is in the Lord. I know when this process is over I will feel like I've immigrated as well. All these years apart and traveling between two countries, all these years of trials and the fear of the unknown. But one day our family will be together.” - - - - - #write31days #31daysofimmigrationstories #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #immigrants #LoveUndocumented #Mexico
- Jacy met Paco on a trip to Mexico with her friend, a family member of Paco& #39;s . Jacy was there three weeks and during that time, she and Paco fell for each other. After she returned to the States, Jacy saved for eight months to buy a bus ticket, texting Paco all along. Jacy then quit her job, gave up her apartment, and hopped a bus for Mexico. She spent five months with Paco and his family. Paco’s mom taught her Spanish during the day while he was at work. * The couple married after four months, but soon, her tourist visa was about to expire. Jacy came back to the U.S., planning to return to Mexico, when she learned she was pregnant and was advised that traveling on the bus would be unsafe. “I spent the next four months saving for a plane ticket,” she says. Jacy spent the rest of her pregnancy working two jobs to save money to hire an immigration lawyer and file their first form toward Paco’s temporary residence visa. “I was constantly asked if Paco would come see the birth. People would tell me ‘well, you guys are married so that automatically makes him a citizen, right?’ Our son is now twenty months old, and we& #39;ve been waiting that whole time for our first paper to be processed.” * After many inquiries and even getting their congressional representative involved, all they’ve heard is that their form seems to have been sent to a notoriously slow processing center and is still undergoing & #39;background checks.& #39; “I& #39;ve been blessed by God to be able to take my son to see his dad four times in his life. Now we are expecting our second child in January, and I still get the same questions about if Paco will come to see the baby born, but he has no say in the matter.” * “Sometimes I feel like I& #39;m suppose to choose between my family and the country I love,” Jacy says. “My only hope is in the Lord. I know when this process is over I will feel like I& #39;ve immigrated as well. All these years apart and traveling between two countries, all these years of trials and the fear of the unknown. But one day our family will be together.” - - - - - #write31days #31daysofimmigrationstories #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #immigrants #LoveUndocumented #Mexico
- Jacy met Paco on a trip to Mexico with her friend, a family member of Paco's. Jacy was there three weeks and during that time, she and Paco fell for each other. After she returned to the States, Jacy saved for eight months to buy a bus ticket, texting Paco all along. Jacy then quit her job, gave up her apartment, and hopped a bus for Mexico. She spent five months with Paco and his family. Paco’s mom taught her Spanish during the day while he was at work. * The couple married after four months, but soon, her tourist visa was about to expire. Jacy came back to the U.S., planning to return to Mexico, when she learned she was pregnant and was advised that traveling on the bus would be unsafe. “I spent the next four months saving for a plane ticket,” she says. Jacy spent the rest of her pregnancy working two jobs to save money to hire an immigration lawyer and file their first form toward Paco’s temporary residence visa. “I was constantly asked if Paco would come see the birth. People would tell me ‘well, you guys are married so that automatically makes him a citizen, right?’ Our son is now twenty months old, and we've been waiting that whole time for our first paper to be processed.” * After many inquiries and even getting their congressional representative involved, all they’ve heard is that their form seems to have been sent to a notoriously slow processing center and is still undergoing 'background checks.' “I've been blessed by God to be able to take my son to see his dad four times in his life. Now we are expecting our second child in January, and I still get the same questions about if Paco will come to see the baby born, but he has no say in the matter.” * “Sometimes I feel like I'm suppose to choose between my family and the country I love,” Jacy says. “My only hope is in the Lord. I know when this process is over I will feel like I've immigrated as well. All these years apart and traveling between two countries, all these years of trials and the fear of the unknown. But one day our family will be together.” - - - - - #write31days #31daysofimmigrationstories #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #immigrants #LoveUndocumented #Mexico
- Street portrait from May of this year of Amina “Mama” Osman, one of the elders of the Somali refugee community in Clarkston, Georgia. Shot for the Belgian paper De Standaard @destandaard collaborating with journalist Ine Roox @ineroox And yes, those are sparkly cats ears she’s wearing! * * * * #portrait #streetportrait #environmentalportrait #clarkston #somalian #elderportraits #red #refugeeswelcome #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #catears #catearsheadband #respectyourelders #atlantaphotographer #nickburchellphotography #photographerreflection
- Street portrait from May of this year of Amina “Mama” Osman, one of the elders of the Somali refugee community in Clarkston, Georgia. Shot for the Belgian paper De Standaard @destandaard collaborating with journalist Ine Roox @ineroox And yes, those are sparkly cats ears she’s wearing! * * * * #portrait #streetportrait #environmentalportrait #clarkston #somalian #elderportraits #red #refugeeswelcome #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #catears #catearsheadband #respectyourelders #atlantaphotographer #nickburchellphotography #photographerreflection
- Street portrait from May of this year of Amina “Mama” Osman, one of the elders of the Somali refugee community in Clarkston, Georgia. Shot for the Belgian paper De Standaard @destandaard collaborating with journalist Ine Roox @ineroox And yes, those are sparkly cats ears she’s wearing! * * * * #portrait #streetportrait #environmentalportrait #clarkston #somalian #elderportraits #red #refugeeswelcome #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #catears #catearsheadband #respectyourelders #atlantaphotographer #nickburchellphotography #photographerreflection
- A federal court in Hawaii blocked Donald Trump's 3rd and most extensive initiative to limit travel into the U.S. today, just hours before it was set to go into effect. •••• This is a developing post. Check back for updates. •••• #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #immigration #immigrationpolicy #immigrationlaw #immigrationattorney #immigrationlawyers #fiancevisa #marriagevisa #greencard #immigrationban #weddingplanning #k-1visa #CR-1visa #jwlawyer #marcisgirl
- A federal court in Hawaii blocked Donald Trump& #39;s 3rd and most extensive initiative to limit travel into the U.S. today, just hours before it was set to go into effect. •••• This is a developing post. Check back for updates. •••• #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #immigration #immigrationpolicy #immigrationlaw #immigrationattorney #immigrationlawyers #fiancevisa #marriagevisa #greencard #immigrationban #weddingplanning #k-1visa #CR-1visa #jwlawyer #marcisgirl
- A federal court in Hawaii blocked Donald Trump's 3rd and most extensive initiative to limit travel into the U.S. today, just hours before it was set to go into effect. •••• This is a developing post. Check back for updates. •••• #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #immigration #immigrationpolicy #immigrationlaw #immigrationattorney #immigrationlawyers #fiancevisa #marriagevisa #greencard #immigrationban #weddingplanning #k-1visa #CR-1visa #jwlawyer #marcisgirl
- “To Muslims, I want to say we, as Japanese Americans, understand what you’re going through, support you and want you in our communities. And to the government and anti-Muslims, we want them to know that the Muslims have our support." -- #KanjiSahara, civil rights activist and former internee, speaking at the #NoMuslimBanEver march in Los Angeles on October 15th. ⠀⠀ I was honored to meet 83-year-old Kanji Sahara at the #NoMuslimBanEver march this past weekend, which symbolically started at the Japanese American National Museum (@jamuseum). Kanji knows what it feels like when an entire community is vilified and targeted. He said after 9/11, he feared that an Executive Order would put Muslim-Americans in internment camps similar what happened to Japanese-Americans, including himself, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. With the current administration's #MuslimBan and actions, which Kanji calls "deplorable," he's dedicated to standing with the Muslim community and demanding "Never Again." ⠀⠀ We must stand together. We must continue to fight Trump's unconstitutional, discriminatory, and inhumane #MuslimBan3, which is set to go into effect TOMORROW, October 18th. Please visit nomuslimbanever.com to take action and protect our Muslim friends, families, neighbors, and communities. 🙏🏽🇺🇸 #NoBanNoWall #TravelBan #WeAreAmerica #NeverAgain
- “To Muslims, I want to say we, as Japanese Americans, understand what you’re going through, support you and want you in our communities. And to the government and anti-Muslims, we want them to know that the Muslims have our support." -- #KanjiSahara , civil rights activist and former internee, speaking at the #NoMuslimBanEver march in Los Angeles on October 15th. ⠀⠀ I was honored to meet 83-year-old Kanji Sahara at the #NoMuslimBanEver march this past weekend, which symbolically started at the Japanese American National Museum @jamuseum ). Kanji knows what it feels like when an entire community is vilified and targeted. He said after 9/11, he feared that an Executive Order would put Muslim-Americans in internment camps similar what happened to Japanese-Americans, including himself, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. With the current administration& #39;s #MuslimBan and actions, which Kanji calls "deplorable," he& #39;s dedicated to standing with the Muslim community and demanding "Never Again." ⠀⠀ We must stand together. We must continue to fight Trump& #39;s unconstitutional, discriminatory, and inhumane #MuslimBan3 , which is set to go into effect TOMORROW, October 18th. Please visit nomuslimbanever.com to take action and protect our Muslim friends, families, neighbors, and communities. 🙏🏽🇺🇸 #NoBanNoWall #TravelBan #WeAreAmerica #NeverAgain
- “To Muslims, I want to say we, as Japanese Americans, understand what you’re going through, support you and want you in our communities. And to the government and anti-Muslims, we want them to know that the Muslims have our support." -- #KanjiSahara, civil rights activist and former internee, speaking at the #NoMuslimBanEver march in Los Angeles on October 15th. ⠀⠀ I was honored to meet 83-year-old Kanji Sahara at the #NoMuslimBanEver march this past weekend, which symbolically started at the Japanese American National Museum (@jamuseum). Kanji knows what it feels like when an entire community is vilified and targeted. He said after 9/11, he feared that an Executive Order would put Muslim-Americans in internment camps similar what happened to Japanese-Americans, including himself, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. With the current administration's #MuslimBan and actions, which Kanji calls "deplorable," he's dedicated to standing with the Muslim community and demanding "Never Again." ⠀⠀ We must stand together. We must continue to fight Trump's unconstitutional, discriminatory, and inhumane #MuslimBan3, which is set to go into effect TOMORROW, October 18th. Please visit nomuslimbanever.com to take action and protect our Muslim friends, families, neighbors, and communities. 🙏🏽🇺🇸 #NoBanNoWall #TravelBan #WeAreAmerica #NeverAgain

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