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Krankmeldung (that is, a Doctor’s Note)

When I told my German friends that I’d been hired by Amazon, their responses were negative. But I doubted them; how bad could it be?

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How did a person grow up in a society governed by financial institutions and never get taught how they work?

F-1 Is for Foreigner

I have been trying my best to wean myself off of my sense of belonging.

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Visa Wahala

For three months, my passport had been in the possession of the directorate of immigration.

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I Spent an Average of 10 Minutes Driving Per Lesson

You have to do more than pass a driving test to get a license.

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Half-Lifes

Caught between Brexit Britain and single-citizenship Norway, I Finally Understand What Citizenship Means

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How to Get a Five-Year Residency Permit If You’re Sort of Chinese-Ish.

Code-switching in the queue, between thrill and anxious pangs

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How To Do Process

Long before I was born and almost a decade before my parents won the green card lottery and became Americans, my parents had come to see Good Paperwork as a moral imperative