Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Latest in the Series: Illegal Alien

Here is the latest (#39) in the series -- Illegal Alien -- from Jamaicans.com. Once again, it makes for compelling reading!

http://www.jamaicans.com/culture/illegal/illegalalien39.shtml

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3 Comments:

At 10/20/2008 9:44 PM, Blogger Stunner said...

Haven't been here in a while!

 
At 10/22/2008 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found this blog and as a result just discovered the "illegal alien stories". I was a international student, so things weren't as hard for me in terms of stressing over deportation. But I can relate to the minimum wage jobs, lack of freedom, hiding from people that you weren't a resident or citizen, prospects of marrying a woman I didn't love just the immigration headache would go away and on and on. Basically reading these stories is like reading my life, except this is based in the mid-80s. Shoot I even went to Campion, just like the illegal alien!

Great reading, I devoured all 39 entries in one night, couldn't stop reading.

 
At 10/22/2008 2:36 PM, Blogger fwade said...

Thanks -- there are too few people writing books about the Jamaican experience in America/Canada. I am thinking of one day turning "Move Back to Jamaica" intoa book... we'll see if it gets that far.

Although the Illegal Alien series is chronicling events from at least 10 years ago, I think that the author is concerned that the story be traced back to him, which is why it takes months to get another issue.

I had friends who paid their US$10k to marry someone for 2 years to get a green card also. And there are others who shared social security numbers and other documents so that they could stay under the radar... and not come home even for a funeral.

 

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