Authmann Mushtaak is working on a graduate degree in engineering in Kingston. He hopes to eventually become a resident of Canada and an academic studying organizing in non-status communities.

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    Letters across borders

    Authman and Zidan Mushtaak are Pakistani nationals who moved to the United States 15 years ago, as children. Though they now live less than 800 kilometres apart, Authman and Zidan have been separated for the past three years by an impenetrable, invisible line created by Canadian and U.S. immigration laws. The following is a series of emails exchanged between the brothers.