They call it a “national emergency”
As if the families crossing the border are draining the life of Americans
News flash: La emergencia no está killing people like guns
No está leaving citizens sin agua like Flint
Pero si hablo en español, tú no me entiendes
Entonces I’ll speak in English,
‘Cause that’s the only way I can get you to listen:
If I speak the way you do
Eat the food you do
Look the way you do
Then maybe, maybe, I’ll impress you with my
Maybe you’ll even call me “exotic”
‘Cause you only take the best and the brightest
To you, am I another statistic?
Do you throw me in with the two-sixty thousand kids that come here illegally without parents?
Is every immigrant another mile to be completed
Out of the six fifty four already up?
When, I’m curious, when will be enough?
Someone with a bad tan asked for $5.7 billion
Denied, decided to grab the whole country by the collar
Issued a government shutdown
Put down your time for the takers
800,000 federal employees without paychecks
Record of 35 days, congrats, I guess
Nothing really beats this country’s stubbornness
Now personally, I’m a US citizen,
But Dominicans you throw in with Mexicans
No Latins determined by their actions,
Just determined by the fruit they pick, which glistens
As it lies on your table
Catching the light, just right
If you shined that light on me, would you see me differently?
See the phenomenon of caravans as individual people
People that actually present themselves to border officials
Seen as loathsome
Just looking for a safe place for their family
Tell me, is this what you call a “national emergency?”