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Dianne E. Stewart
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Dianne E. Stewart, born in the Rep. of South Africa of Irish heritage, is acitizen of the world. She is the Vice President of Marketing & PR for ExecuRead,a renowned advanced reading training company, and since 1988 has been thePresident of her own company, BSA Public Relations & Marketing. A graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and an Accredited Public RelationsPractitioner (APR), she was actively involved in the transition from an ApartheidSouth Africa to Democracy in 1994 to establish South Africa's first democratic government.

Since 2001, she’s been a legal resident and a community volunteer in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she settled to open up offices for ExecuRead,and remained legal until December 2011, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services refused to grant her permanent residence on unlawful grounds. She has tried everything to fix this life-altering problem, and continues to fight for justice for her and her family and all immigrants who find themselves in an inhumane situation. She’s a representative for Define American, which seeks to elevate our conversation on immigration.

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I Am Undocumented: A Face of Legal Immigration Gone Wrong

151 Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 2:53 PM

Yes, I am white. Yes, I am highly educated with a successful business. And yes, I, too, am now an undocumented immigrant.

In July 2001, before the Sept. 11th attacks, my family left our home country of South Africa and came to the United States to open a branch of...

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