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Elle Magazine: Everything I Know About Love I Learned Through Writing About Immigration

We are told that love conquers all. But what happens when you don’t have the right passport?

by Anna Lekas Miller

It is 3 A.M., and I am sitting on the floor of Erbil International Airport, stunned. Just a few days before, I had been waiting for my boyfriend, Salem, to come home from a reporting trip in Iraq. We had been living in Istanbul, Turkey for a little over a year and while neither of us are Turkish, it was the perfect place for us, two journalists, to live while covering stories across the Middle East.

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