Immigration: Poem of American Creed

By Daniel T. from Project Citizen in Connecticut

Where are you taking my mom?


Why officer?



I have to


She’s illegal


You wouldn’t understand

Just tell me why

It’s my job

Tell me why you’re taking my mom from me!

I’m taking her back to her homeland!

I’m sorry but it’s my job

Honey, it’s okay




I need to go back to the land I was born


I’m not wanted here 

This land’s leader want to kick me out 

because he doesn't want people like US here 

I'm sorry but you will be staying with your grandpa...on dad's side 

C’mon let’s go ma’am

 No, I need to talk to my daughter! 


No mom, please don’t go please


Project Citizen

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Project Citizen is a youth writing lab that is offered as part of the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University. The mission of Project Citizen is to empower young writers to engage in issues of social and political importance through a variety of genres in order to both find their voice and to become fully realized citizens in our democracy. Project Citizen brings together students from school districts and towns in Fairfield county that represent a variety of economic, racial, ethnic, and religious demographic groups in an effort to break down the "zip code apartheid" that stands in the way of true collaborative learning.

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