I'm going to stay, even if it means living in a country that has effectively voted for me to leave.
Explaining why Nicaraguan unaccompanied children migrants are not part of the recent surge may help explain why so many are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras -- the so-called Northern Triangle. Nicaragua has low rates of violent crime, gang membership, and fewer family connections to the United States than the Northern Triangle.
Whenever I'm in one of its in-between spaces, I feel the fragility of the American ideal. The ideal, not the cynicism, is why we came here. The America of the middle is worth hanging on to with everything we've got.
"Green Card Stories" features business owners, a world-class chef, a registered nurse, and a captain in the U.S. Army. Their stories reveal how lives are impacted by current immigration policies.