I was born and raised in the United States, and while I love the country and am grateful for its unique freedoms, it’s not my place to choose my own destiny.
My family’s health care is a private matter.
When I arrived in Hawai’i at age 6, I learned I was a citizen of the U, and I was not required to have health insurance.
My parents, who were not citizens of the United Kingdom, received a letter that said they were required to pay for my health care.
I was only 6 years old.
It was heartbreaking.
The U.K. and U.A.E. are the two closest countries to Hawaii, and our family lives there for more than 40 years.
I had been born and bred there, but I didn’t choose to be a citizen there.
As a child, I knew I wanted to be an astronaut and become a citizen someday.
My dad and I had planned to get married in the U., and we knew we would eventually move back to Hawaii.
We were fortunate to live in a town where our marriage was recognized as a legal union.
But when we left the U for Hawaii, I was confused.
The next day, I called the U and asked to be placed on a waiting list.
The receptionist told me that I wasn’t a citizen and would have to get an appointment with a consulate.
I wanted out.
I didn, and the day after that I had a heart attack.
I went to a doctor and told him I couldn’t live in the state of Hawaii anymore.
I don’t know why I didn.
I have no idea why I got on the waiting list for so long.
I wasn;t given a reason.
I felt a need to be treated as a citizen because I wanted the American dream.
I feel that way now.
The United States is a place I have always loved, but my family is not a part of the American Dream.
My mom, who is of Japanese descent, was born in Hawaii, but her parents were born in Japan.
My father was born here, and he has a Japanese mother.
It’s unfair to treat me like I’m a third-generation American citizen because my mother was born overseas.
It hurts my heart to think that I’m not welcome in this country.
I think about the people I met on my way to school and the people at work who are Japanese, or who speak Japanese.
I can’t imagine living without them.
They are my friends, my classmates, and my family.
They give me a voice and support.
I’m lucky to be able to stay in Hawaiʻi.
But the U is not the place for me.
I would like to live anywhere else in the world.
My husband and I live in Washington state.
I want to go to a place where I can contribute to the economy, where I have a voice, and where I don´t have to worry about being harassed for being a citizen.
I am currently applying to work for a non-profit, but it is impossible to know if I will get a visa.
I’ve always been an advocate for the rights of people in the developing world.
I hope that someday the U will change its mind and grant me citizenship.
The American Dream has always been a dream for me, but the U has never given me one.
I grew up in Hawaii and my parents were citizens of Hawaii.
My life has been a blessing, but there is no longer the American idea of a home.