Episode #4: Neil – From Canada to the United States as a Child

In this episode of Not an Alien, Neil shares the story of his family’s relocation from Calgary to Houston during his own childhood, and examines some of the challenges of feeling American and Texan while technically being Canadian. He touches on the process of becoming an American citizen, as well as on the thin line that sometimes separates legal status from the terrifying limbo of having no legal standing as an immigrant, even for green card holders / permanent residents. Neil’s parents themselves immigrated to Canada from India before subsequently relocating to the United States, and Neil’s story is rich with insights about the complexity of lived immigration journeys and experiences.

 

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