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The white patient who refused to be treated by my Indian immigrant father, an oncologist.

My kids became worried about what Trump’s policies meant for my husband, their father, who is an immigrant, as well as other immigrant family members and loved ones.

(Courtesy Reshma Shamasunder)In my work as an immigrant rights advocate, I’ve watched despondently as the president advanced policies that deeply hurt immigrant communities.

A VICE PRESIDENT WITH MY GRANDMOTHER’S NAMEOn the night of the 2020 election and for many nights after, we sat glued to our televisions.

Yes, I was deeply saddened that almost half of our country voted to continue the cruelty of the past four years.

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