In today’s world, acknowledging citizenship is made much more significant with the number of refugees from wars and environmental disasters, immigrants and migrants seeking a better quality of life, asylum seekers escaping from political persecution and violence, and other displaced people. Citizenship is very much in the headlines. There are the undocumented people who come into the United States on a visa and overstay; there are children whose parents brought them into the United States—the dreamers who know no other home but the United States. These dreamers, who are trying to achieve the American Dream, number roughly 800,000 and are in school or legally working under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. There are people who cross into the United States without documentation seeking work, a better life, or both. We read about securing our borders from those who either flock or flee to our border controls. We understand the most simplistic definition of citizenship: who belongs and who does not. But citizenship is much more complicated than this, and that complication is what this book begins to lay bare.