Ask Me No Questions - Section 1: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Marina Tamar Budhos
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Section 1: Chapter 1 Summary

"Ask Me No Questions" by Marina Budhos is the story of a family of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and the trials they face in America after the tragedy of 9/11. When Abba is detained by the INS for violating his visa, Nadira and Aisha attempt to save their father as they struggled with the daily challenges of finding their place in a country they now realize is not their home. "Ask Me No Questions" is a heartrending tale of the horrors one family is forced to endure after the U. S. tightens immigration regulations following 9/11.

Nadira feels like she is dreaming as her family drives toward Canada to apply for asylum. She worries about things like green cards, special registration and deportation, though she does not fully understand them. Aisha, Nadira's older sister, cries as they pass through Boston because she has always...

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