Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tell Them (in response to the question, what do we say when we go back?)

Tell them:
what you are hearing

Tell them:
Migrants are not criminals
nor are they terrorists

Tell them:
They are people - struggling for a better life.

Tell them:
Their crime is trying to work.

Tell them:
You cannot quell this tide.

Tell them
the same thing that the migrants told us
at the other border
the Mexico-Guatemala border
before they grabbed hold of the train
when we told them that they would suffer and what could happen and the risks

They told us:

"Better to die in the struggle than die of hunger."

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