“Los tristes más tristes del mundo…” — Roque Dalton
Today I rage.
I speak to no one.
Today I raise my voice,
loud against the roaring ocean of time.
Today I remember that nothing changes.
Today I’ll wonder all day
What am I doing in this remote land
so proud of her false history
and so used to her frozen heart.
(200,000 law abiding Salvadorans will be deported after legally being allowed to work and live in this country.
190,000 US born citizens are the children of these TPS recipients soon to be deported. Are these children going to be separated from their families when the parents are deported, or will they be uprooted from the only country they’ve known, sent to a society where they don’t know the language and face poverty and crime? This is a conundrum each family has to face.
Keep in mind, these are no criminal gang members. They have been living and paying taxes in this country for up to 20 years. Their children are US citizens.
Today, once again, I am ashamed of the government we have chosen to represent us. I am ashamed of holding citizenship in this country led by a xenophobic, racist, homophobic, and hope crushing government. Shame on you, Donald Trump, and shame to all the money hungry predators and other spineless sycophants that surround you).