People crowding southern borders
Struggle to escape cruel oppression,
Fleeing South American countries
Ruled by dictators with firm hands.
On a daily quest for freedom
Trying to find a life to live,
Most with no intent to harm
Only seeking opportunities.
Compassion should be our gift to them
Diversity of being, their gift to us,
Willing to work with strong endurance
At many jobs our people don’t want.
Immigrants often bring new strengths
Adding to tapestries woven here,
Receiving them with love and kindness
Would demonstrate strength America has.