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I just met Jose Antonio Vargas. One of my biggest inspirations. I am still in awe—but unfortunately I’ve to return to reality and do my homework. 

There were just so many things that he mentioned that I fell in love with, perhaps because they touched on so many personal issues. Mixed status families. I guess I had never realized that I belonged to a mixed status family. About community. About opportunity and dreams. This is what America is about. This is what I am about. This is how I define American, with my story, my dreams, and my family. We are America. 

Aqui se respira lucha. 

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Todos Somos Illegales. We are all Illegals- Outernational

WE ARE ALL ILLEGALS 

MILES SOLAY 
I dream of fire but I sleep so cold 
I raise the red flag on The Alamo 
I want to show you how our lives unfold 
Deep inside underneath it all 
When you eat that salad and put on your shoes 
Stare at that screen we’re looking out at you 
The people who created, modern-day enslavement 
“The greatest country!” Its a nation of sadists! 
The babies who are buried before they can run 
The children whose mothers have never known fun 
The daughters whose bodies are sold for crumbs 
Risk life and limb, its a planet of slums 

CHORUS 
Todos somos ilegales, todos somos ilegales 
The defiant ones, our time has come 
Todos somos ilegales 
Fighting for a new way and a new day 
Todos somos ilegales 

MILES SOLAY 
I walk the desert in the dead of night 
I crawl through sewers, no clean water in sight 
I cross the river to the other side 
The American land of parasites 
I’m that secret, that dirty little feature 
The bones in the closet, lies told by teachers 
The food, the clothes, the land, the phones 
The buildings where your computers grow 
See, that border ain’t sacred or chosen 
The land we stand on, every inch of it stolen 
How obscene that there’s people illegal 
Vilified survival, the journey is lethal 

CHORUS 
Todos somos ilegales, todos somos ilegales 
The defiant ones, our time has come 
Todos somos ilegales 
Fighting for a new way and a new day 
Todos somos ilegales 

RESIDENTE CALLE 13 
No necesito documentos 
Mirame a los ojos 
Para que leas mi acento 
Prohibido como la droga 
Ilegal como un nazi 
En una sinagoga 

Contra indicado 
Clandestino 
Lo identificable 
Lo contamino 
Más de siesciento millones de persona 
Gritando luz verde 
Pa invadir Arizona 

No necesito diplomas 
Lo que aprendi 
Lo vivi y lo almaceno en mis neuronas 
Las experiencias 
Son mis talleres 
La vida es un estudio 
Desde que se nace 
Hasta que se muere 

Asi cruce pal’ norte 
Buscando buena vida 
Componente vacio 
De materia consumida 

Dejé a mi abuela 
Sola pa’ besarle el culo a Ronald McDonald 
y tomar coca cola 

CHORUS 
Todos somos ilegales, todos somos ilegales 
The defiant ones, our time has come 
Todos somos ilegales 
Fighting for a new way and a new day 
Todos somos ilegales 
We are all illegal, we are illegal

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College in a coffin, Patricio Gonzalez

"The airplane glides through day and night as I wonder what will happen when we reach our destination. The United States, the land of the Free, the land of opportunity. At five years old, an age when nothing is everything and no worries castrate your mind, I follow my patents free to run and play not understanding the risks we are taking. But the older we grow, the more turbulent our lives become. Instant fatigue infuses our legs as we resist crashing down, our backs do not break, they shatter to pieces, our minds flood with the blood’s stress stench and infect us to revolting measures. Dealing with the aftermath is the most painful of all stages to go through, that is, of we even weathered the storm. This is the life of an undocumented immigrant."

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The day I watched the President of the United States give a speech and then proceed to shake my hand. 04.25.2012

"Somebody here had a parent of a grandparent who said maybe I cant go to college but someday my son can. Maybe I cant start my own business but someday I can picture my daughter starting her own business. Maybe I’m an immigrant, but believe that this is the country, this is the place, where no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, no matter what your last name is, you CAN make it, of you try. That’s what we believe. “

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