I say be patient, whatever fucking happens…so be it, I think if we let deferred action and any other privileged form of progression “empower” us and make us feel “liberated” by solely obtaining a work permit then we’re somewhat doomed as a community and as a person (not as an undocumented person, but as simply A PERSON) and if we don’t receive Deferred Action we will inevitably feel “worthless”? And that’s how they fucking get you, that’s the fear, guilt, and rejection that disempowers our communities. But fuck, I wouldn’t mind getting a fucking work permit and a license (there I said it)…I want to see you put on my fucking shoes, wear my heavy ass dirty tool pouch, carry my fucking hammer and nail gun, and withstand the god-awful summers and bitter fucking cold winters…ride the fucking lightning and then reject deferred action to my face. Oops got a little too personal there.
You know, I don’t even think it’s that for some people…it’s not about kissing ass, some understand well more than others…I think to some it’s not about how EASY these “patches” of domesticated and simplified freedoms could make life, but how it can help make life BETTER for our communities and for other generations…and who can blame who for wanting what’s best for oneself? I know being undocumented fucking sucks, but that’s not who you are. I know that’s not who I am, I’m adorkable and fucking awkward before I’m ever illegal. Yolo. If I get deferred action, I’m just another bum who drives a 1994 pathfinder “legally” and probably works at a wholes food…and if I don’t at least I respect who I am and what I am for me. It’s hard and wrong, but that’s life.
Martín is an undocumented activist and rocker from Georgia. He plays the guitar like a badass and is sick of this shit.