Immigration Nation

Immigration Nation

By T Storm Heter

[Delivered at Stroudsburg rally, “Vigil for Immigrants”, Courthouse square, Sat, Feb 11, 2017]

 

Someone shouts “go back to where you came from”

I came from here

Someone compliments me “your English is so good”

Thank you, I smile, “your English is good too”

 

I am immigrant,

Aren’t you?

 

Chile, Nigeria, Kazakhstan

France, Turkey, Russia

India, Bangladesh, Canada

 

I’m an immigrant

Aren’t you?

 

Jew, Buddhist, Sikh

Jain, Akan, Hindu

Muslim, Baptist, Mystic

 

I’m an immigrant,

Aren’t you?

 

Namibia, Laos, Colombia

El Salvador, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia

Yemen, Romania, Poland

Portugal, Ireland, Italy,

Iran, Jordan, Venezuela,

Kenya, Bolivia, Georgia

 

I’m an immigrant

Aren’t you?

 

Do no mistreat the stranger,

We were strangers in Egypt

 

Do not mistreat the stranger,

Your mother was once a stranger

 

Do not mistreated the stranger

Your grandmother was one a stranger

 

Do not mistreat the stranger

You were once a stranger

 

I’m an immigrant

Aren’t you?

 

Someone shouts “go back to where you came from”

I came from here

Someone compliments me “your English is so good”

Thank you, I smile, “your English is good too”

 

I am immigrant,

Aren’t you?

 

 

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