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“Today, my life changes for the better. Today, I become a citizen of the world.” I grasp the folds of my crisp school blazer and pull the blue fabric taut, swallowing an unpleasant lump. I stuff my hand into the right pocket to feel for my documents. The rough and bumpy surface of the papers centers me. It’s okay. I have my documentation. I’m fine. “Focus, Hollis,” I whisper to myself. I lean back against the seat of the white van and square my shoulders. My eyes travel the l