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KHAN, THE ATTENDANT
Khan, the Attendant // Detroit, Michigan
“In Pakistan if you go to the hospital, bleeding, the first thing they ask you is how much money you have in your pocket.”
Kahn is voting for Hillary because she “says everything in front of everybody,” whereas Mr. Trump is unfair to immigrants. A “heart patient”, he’s grateful for affordable healthcare and Medicaid.
“If you stay here five years and are honest and good, you can get citizenship. Very good. This is freedom, this is a free country.”
Kahn emigrated from Lahore in 2003 on a chef’s visa and became a US citizen in 2009. He’s only been back to visit Pakistan once, calling it a “bad situation” — over 50,000 people have died from terrorism in the last decade. He does not plan to visit again. He’s been working this lot for eight years and is currently putting his oldest of five children through college.