IamA 18yo Syrian refugee in the U.S. AMA!
My short bio: I came from Syria and currently living in the U.S. I was 16yo when I left my family to study for the summer in the U.S., I got the student visa and went to NYC where my brother lives. After spending the summer and about to go back, my brother was moving to Chicago, so I went with him to see the city before I go back to Syria. I fell in love with Chicago, so I asked my parents if I can stay to finish high school here, and they said yes. After couple weeks, I got a call from my dad telling me that the Syrian government was looking for me and that I shouldn't come to visit them (I was planning to visit them in the winter break). It was the biggest shock to me, but I guess I handled it well.. My life completely changed here in the U.S, after years of being closeted, I was finally able to be open with my sexuality here in the U.S., but I'm still fearing that people back in Syria will know, and my family will stop supporting me financially. And for the asylum part.. It takes years to get the interview, which is really depressing, and what resulted in me having two panic attacks (hospitalized for 2 days).. I miss my family. I miss how simple my life was. So much responsibility was put on me at the age of 16, now I'm 18 and still going through this life. I'm open to any question you have for me :)
EDIT: I'm not a muslim. I was, but after what I've been through, I don't believe in anything anymore. EDIT2: For those who think I'm seeking attention.. I'd have linked this to my facebook and mentioned my name in here so I'd be known by many people or whatever. Just wanted to share my experience. My Proof: http://imgur.com/wbW0G8H