21 Years Ago in TIME

The wrenching issues facing IMMIGRANTS, including the sense of living a secret life, emerged into the public eye two decades ago.

Every immigrant has a double identity and a double vision, being suspended between an old and a new home, an old and a new self. The very notion of a new home, of course, is in a sense as impossible as the notion of new parents. Parents are who they are; home is what it is. Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the small fears that come with dusk,...

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