Make Your Own Passport Reflection by Sarah Zhang

This event gave me a chance to reflect on how citizenship has been acting as a border that is not determined by those bearing such identification cards. Choosing our citizenship from a blind lucky draw reminds me of how, citizenship shouldn’t be viewed as a privilege because one is being born with such identity only out of luck. From stories of those being stateless, how they are stuck in one country and could never return home, and how their innocent children will have to live with being an “invisible” since their birth is unfair. Not being a citizen means that these people most at need are not given a voice, they do not have the right to influence their position in the socio-political system.

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