I am from living in fear of hearing a knock at the door and getting my family separated.

I am from parents who work from sunrise to sunset;

I am from working don’t get you through the week.

I am from parents who grew up with nothing but work hard to give me everything.

I am from leaving family behind for a better future.

I am from living in fear.

I am from being judged by my skin color;

I am from learning to survive without seeing my family for years.

I am from the struggles for freedom;

I am from a dad who works seven days of the week.

I am in fear of the call and not seeing my parents again.

I am the freedom of my parents;

I am the justice they deserve.

I am the future!

I am the immigrant’s child.

by Yosselin Rodriguez

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