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One Day in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

This morning I joined our community in the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Immigration Reform. "Up, Up With Education! Down, Down with Deportation," was amongst the many chants that were shouted down our mile long hike through the city of San Juan. Many of the non-profit organizations that work with residents of the colonias and other low income areas in the RGV were present along with community leaders, members and undocumented workers. After the march, stories of need and hope were shared with everyone gathered around the LUPE pavilion. Much thanks to all those I spoke with today and are encouraging of the ODOE project. We hope to do our best to document the issues, needs and unique living situations our migrant workers face in the RGV. #changeourfuture #reformimmigration 

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One Day in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

How Does the Wall Keep Us Free?

Why do we build the wall? By Anais Mitchell

Why do we build the wall?

My children, my children
Why do we build the wall?

Why do we build the wall?

We build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

How does the wall keep us free?
My children, my children
How does the wall keep us free?

How does the wall keep us free?
The wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us freeThat’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

Who do we call the enemy?
My children, my children
Who do we call the enemy?

Who do we call the enemy?
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemyAnd we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

Because we have and they have not!


My children, my children
Because they want what we have got!

Because we have and they have not!
Because they want what we have got!
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

What do we have that they should want?
My children, my children
What do we have that they should want?

What do we have that they should want?
We have a wall to work upon!
We have work and they have none
And our work is never done My children, my children
And the war is never won
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
We build the wall to keep us free

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