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You,ATrueAmerican

Immigrants,daycrossers,undocumented
Labelswehadtoputupwithforsolong.
Thosewhocomefromdifferentpartsoftheworld,
Arenotnearbeingillegalaliens.
Wearepeoplefromdifferentstories.
Whichyou,aren'twillingtohear
Wasn'tourfaultweweremoldedbythesebeautifultonesofbrownclay,
Northatwefightdaytodaytoearnwhatyoutakeforgranted.
Latinosarenottheonlyonessearchingforabetterlife.
Sowhyblameusall?
Iamproudtohavethisbloodrunningthroughmyveins.
Thisbloodthathasbeenthroughsomanydifferentstrugglesanddifferences.

Wearenocriminals.
Isitacrimetonothaveblondehair,blueeyes,
Andnotcomefromprofessors,lawyers,doctors?
ButthatiswhyI'mhere,tomakethedifference,p aecharleganas.

WehelpAmericainvariousways,
ButhowdoesAmericahelpus?
Weworkdaytodaytoprovideourchildrenwithnecessities.
Thankfulforeverycrumbofbread.
Andyetgettreatedlikeatoy?
Beingplayedaroundwithoutconsideringourinterior.
ohtheygeteverythingpaidbythegovernment
Theyarestealingourjobs
Theymustbegangsters
Whatiseverything?
What?Yourjobs!?
Dedicatednotdelinquents.
Whenwecametothiscountrywehadtoleaveeverything.
Learnanewlanguage,
Howtowriteproperly
Findsomewhereinwhichwecancallhome
Whenwecamehereyourjobswereavailableforustoworkin.
Becauseyou,weretoobusysittingdown.

Wecamewithnothingbutourdysfunctionalskinthatwasbeingdriedupfromlackofwater,
Withthornsofthecactusdiggingintoourcomplexionofbrownskinalloverourbodies
Inwhichweusedtohidesotheywouldn'tripusawayfrom,
Elsueoamericano
TheAmericandream.

Getlaughedatfornotspeakingthelanguageclearly,
Constantlygettingaskedtorepeat,becauseapparentlytheydon'tunderstand.
MybrokenEnglishisnotsomethingtobemadefunofbutrathersomethingyoucanhelpmewith.
Estantoloquetepido?
Growingupwithotherpeople'slenses,
Whichacquirewhatyouthinkoffofthosewhoaren'tyou.
Whynotgrowupwithourownlenses,
Aworldwithoutprejudice.
Weareanationmadeupofdifferentcolors,
Weareanationfromancestorswho'vefoughtforequality,
Yetnothinghaschanged.
Butthatdoesn'tchangethefactthatmypeople,
Arestillfightingdaytodayforjustice,
Thistimeisdifferent,
Themoreyoudragmedown,
Themoreyouwanttodrownmeinyourpityinsults,
Wegrowstronger,tougher,
Wearenolongeralone,
Butratherhaveunited,
Unidosjamssernvencidos!
Tomakeimmigrantsalabel
Notourstory.