Thank you for writing this. As a long time IT person (CIO) and educator I have had many foreign students as students and employees. IT is the foundation for all parts of our world now and anyone involved knows that the remaining strength of our economy is due to people like you. You are lucky to have gotten enough education to get into a small college. Our overall educational system has been steadily destroyed with our universities remaining strong only by educating the world. Trump and his fascist cohort have no idea what they are doing and your story is an incredible example of what that means for you and for us. I am so sorry you were caught in the collapse of America.

As you explained, few people in this country know about the continuing atrocities committed by the vast imperial military machine that terrorizes parts of the planet. Some of these are reported but only perfunctorly and then ignored. This had become the norm over the last forty years. We now live in a nation where a significant portion of the population lives in ignorance and delusional fear worn down by lies and propaganda. Trump and the rapid descent into fascist horror is the result.

Or only hope is to quickly remove Trump and his goons from all positions of authority and try to rebuild. The majority of our population is horrified by this but is frozen by the loss of a functioning political system and the lack of untainted leadership. If we can achieve this, no matter the cost, we can hopefully live up to your expectations.

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