Living in a limbo state is something many individuals have experienced throughout America’s history, and it is something author Guadalupe Astorga has lived through firsthand. Though she has worked to make Los Angeles her home since moving from Mexico as a young girl, Astorga struggles with the legal definition of “American,” which causes her to feel as though she is living a border existence with “little to no control over [her] future.” Through an exploration of collected memories, Astorga fights against the fear, impatience, and doubt over her “American” identity, but as she waits for an interview that will decide how her immigration story will end, hope begins to fade.
"Must be an American Citizen,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol4/iss1/1