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Carol's Blog on Immigration and Our Democracy 

Becoming An Activist

Photo of border wall, AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File
AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File

The Trump administration has turned me into an activist after several decades of quiescence, heightening my loyalties as the daughter of refugees. Born a couple of weeks after they arrived on these shores, I learned English in my neighborhood and school. Becoming my parent's first "American child," I interpreted the often incomprehensible American world about them, a role I find myself again playing these days.

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