India To The United States


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  • India Today
  • I dont want to leave.
  • Getting A Green Card
  • Leaving India
  • Ready Tara?
  • I guess so...
  • Girls are expected to marry at a young age and drop out of school when they do.  Abdul-Jabaar didn't want this life for his daughter, she is only 14. So Abdul-Jabaar decided to move to the United States.
  • One year in the United States
  • yeah she talks funny *All laughing*
  • Its only because they have nothing better to do
  • He met with his immigration layer for three weeks straight. It was hard to obtain a green card for him and is daughter. But he was so determined to give his daughter the education she deserved. He never stopped trying and about four weeks later he got the green cards.  
  • Three Years Later, Graduation Day
  • Everyone kept telling him he is wrong for not marring is daughter yet. The girls all looked at Tara as if she were strange. She did not want to leave India, but her father wanted a better life for her.
  • Today
  • If only my father could see me now.
  • Tara is now 15 in the middle of her freshman year of high school. She has made some friends, they stick up for her when other kids try to tease her. Abdul-Jabaar got a job as a school bus driver. They're living paycheck by paycheck.
  • Why are they always talking about me?
  • Tara finally made it through her four years of high school and she's excited to start college.
  • 10 years later. Tara is now married to a doctor, with a baby boy. Her father passed away of a heart condition. When he passed she was so motivated to live the life her father dreamt for her. She became very successful and got her PhD in Philosophy.
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