Academic Deportation Nation

When the immigrant is different from them, the ones with power seek to exclude us
They enjoy the power to dehumanize, oppress, and deport
It is an institutionalized cycle of oppression

I earned my lawful permanent resident status
I met the requirements for citizenship
But they still want to deport me

They harass me so I will accept voluntary departure
But I demand a hearing
I want a decision on the record

I did not come to this country to give up my dignity
My family gave up everything for my freedom
I cannot become a submissive coward or a sellout

They can put me in deportation proceedings
They can violate my due process rights
But I will not be silenced