i suppose what's happened during the past two weeks is that the reality of this situation has hit me. and as much as i say that it's not that bad compared to what a lot of people have to go through, it still is pretty crumby.
really, it is a major bummer to know that i am going to be separated from my husband for the indefinite future. so, apologies in advance for the pity party, and you may want to stop reading now. here goes:
i really, really miss him. when i think about the fact that the very minimum he will be gone for is a year and a half, even if i can go to mexico to visit every once in a while, a six or seven day trip really isn't that much. especially when i know he's going through all this crazy culture shock, anger, depression, general desperation and what have you, and that's kind of hard to cope with when i'm going through all this crazy anger, depression, general desperation and what have you.
i know, we should have been more prepared. but.
i'm taking this class on healthcare policy and economics, and during the lecture on tuesday the professor posed a question along the lines of the following:
- think of a policy that has a measurable benefit to a group of individuals, but does not cost another group of individuals as a result.
so, here are my thoughts:
who would it hurt if my husband were allowed to adjust his status in country without having to go through this circus of proving extreme hardship (as people in his situation were able to do until april 2001)? who would it cost?
who would it hurt if the dream act were passed? who would it cost?