Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dr. D said...

"In 2002, security into the U.S. got so tight that I panicked and became a citizen.  It's been downhill ever since."

Dr. D was a Brit who moved to the U.S. after finishing his PhD.  He took a job at my university, where he met, fell in love with, and married a girl from Iowa.  They have two girls.

After 9/11, he was terrified that he would make a trip to the U.K. to visit his parents and then not be able to re-enter the U.S.  The thought of being separated from his wife and children terrified him so much that he became a citizen. 

Now that he's divorced, I wonder if he feels like becoming a citizen is just another thing to add to his list of regrets.

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