The Illegal Immigrant (Satire Poetry)


The Illegal Immigrant

He crossed the border, wife in hand

To a place believed the Promised Land

His home before of dismal hope

No jobs, no money; he could not cope

Across the sand in this new land

Where life abounds and all is grand

free Medicine for his family

made for the cause humanity

Men gave their lives unselfishly

So this new country would be free

A place where paying jobs abound

If willingly he’ll but work the ground.

The residents choose not to toil

And place their fingers in the soil

So if he takes a lesser pay,

American jobs he’ll take away

A Refugee from stress and strife

He comes here with hopes of better life

This country’s people don't complain

They let his ancestors remain.

Documents made for a fee

pass immigration’s scrutiny

A false ID and license too;

For a while would see them through

Find a job and work the land

Hot sun would not impede his hand

A land of opportunity,

Requiring no responsibility!

With out a birth certificate

No legal passport can he get

But if a new baby comes to be

He’ll get social security

The constitution he has not read

To their flag he did not pledge

They’ll offer food and work; a brand new life;

for him, his baby, and his wife.

A language he need not learn

Income tax is no concern

How great these Americans must be

To give so much to him for free

He’ll have a job, a car, a house

that he can offer to his spouse

Things he’d never hoped to see

How great this thing called Liberty


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Title :: The Illegal Immigrant
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Moneylady 6 years ago from Texas

How True!!!! Very, very well done and to the point! Geart job Stu!!!

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"Quill" 6 years ago

Well written as I placed myself in those shoes and felt the words...very well done...


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thank you both for reading. I twas not meant as negative but only as a different viewpoint.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a fantastic poem. Very though provoking. I didn't know that America would give all this too. I always though America does not give any benefits. It would fit into any country in Europe as well.

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Sadly Hello, we by accident offer more to illegal immigrants than we do to legal citizens. They reap all the benefits and we are forced to pay the bills. If they came in the legal way, they, in time would pay from taxes and return some of what was provided. But the illegal’s work the system and take from the hard working people of this great country. The Law tries to stop them but now some in congress want to offer them better than the rest have open to us. It’s a poor situation and a heavy tax on the medical and welfare of the US. The hospitals can not turn them away; I understand that, but they don’t turn them in either and that rubs me the wrong way. So the cost is ultimately passed on to the citizens.

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

The beauty of literature is that factual reality is not a prerequisite; fantasy is perfectly acceptable.

I would love to see an American picking up fruit, vegetables, tobacco or cotton out in the open fields under the brutal sun. Making illegal immigrants the scapegoats is nothing new; choosing whatever slice of truth we like best and ignoring the rest of the pizza is nothing new.

The government allows big industries to outsource jobs that Americans want and are qualified for, but it is convenient to turn a blind eye and blame all our problems on the defenseless immigrants. Illegal immigrants did not bring the financial system on the brink of collapse and did not get millions of dollars on bonuses for doing so. If I remember correctly they did not cause the 9/11 attack either.

We may very well choose to ignore their contribution to the economy, but that will only prove how narrow minded we can be and how the politicians will play the fear and hate card once again to ensure their re-election.

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

You are right Petra, with many respects, but the construction industry is handing jobs to illegal’s by the hand full’s to cut cost (Played cash so no taxes or workman’s comp cost). Hospitals are required to give free medical to them because it's against the law to turn them away. We pay higher medical bills to cover the expense the hospitals incur from these services (Free Medical). They place their children in our schools (Free education) then they go home and enjoy what we work to pay for. But the direction of this hub is not at the illegal’s, they are trying to survive, it's direction is to the law makers trying to give more of our tax dollars away instead of finding a better way to control the boarders and requiring the illegal’s to register and pay their fair share. We spend more than 3 million Dollars a year on medical for Illegal’s and it is estimated it would cost two million to send them all home. I know they provide a service that most Americans won’t do, but let them come in the right way, pay their fair share and become a positive member of society. Provide better controls at the borders and quit finding ways for congress to provide more funds to help them have a free ride. By the way, this hub was not written to identify and make scapegoats; It was a view from the other side. Did I make any remarks that could be considered fanciful?

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

I know the government is responsible for the problem. Who will convince me that a country that was the first to go to the moon can not control its border?

Politicians do not want illegal immigrants out of the country precisely because they know about the crises will face without them. Illegal immigrants are being used in order to appease public opinion and divert attention from the real problems created by the corruption and incompetence of our elected officials.

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

I humbly tip my hat....Yes Dear Petra that is the problem...

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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

terrific hub first rate

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

thanks very much Voice,you comment is very appreciated

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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

All I can say is Wow! A poem that tells a story well done! :)

Brian 6 years ago

I say let them all in, let's just make it documented and organized.

JV 6 years ago

Nothing is for free, working for crap to get crap is better than nothing, do you really think that all the immigrants get everything for free? Please think again, go pick lettuce and apples and then think again.The government has no interest in stop illegal immigration because they are used as scapegoats, same thing in Europe. How convinient is it to have a third world country next door? You may ask yourself that next time you eat a salad or a piece of fruit.I challenge you to throw away your I.D and SSI number and make one up or get a false one, and see just how easy it is to get benefits, also pretend you don't speak English

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

The great thing about this site is that it offers everyone to express their thoughts, regardless of ignorance and opinions based on half truths and popular opinions. If the real fats were published, the jobs taken by the illegals are more in the construction and more and more away from the picking as you seem to be pointing out JV. I wonder if you understand the amount of money spent to provide "Free medical" for illegals, and in fact it is against the law to turn them away (Id or not). So we the tax payers suffer the burden while they pay no taxes. As for the crap to get crap....the ones around us here drive nicer cars and live better than those of us whom pay to live here.

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francisid 5 years ago

as a literature teacher, i do appreciate your hub, so much..but i guess it would be a bit fairer if you also present the point of view of the illegal immigrants.i've read so many comments saying they don't have any right per se,but they are human beings too,right?just a suggestion,by the way..

again, great hub!

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must65gt 5 years ago Author

Thanks francid, I thought I did? I am not sure what rights you are refering too. Did they serve in our military? Do they pay income or education taxes? They sneak into America, We give them medical, and they are responsible for 38% of crime. We arrest some and deport them, they sneak back over the borders. We treat them humainly, in over 90% of other countries, illegals are shot! Here we give them lawyers to sue us for violating the rights they did nothing to deserve. They publicly burn our flag and spit on us, and we are not allowed to respond? If America does not stop them, soon their will be no America.

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francisid 5 years ago

i guess i have to agree with you.what i was saying is it would be interesting too to have an illegal immigrant speak in your poem.i understand the angst.i always see that among the hubs of most people.but when i happen to come across blogs written by illegal immigrants,i was surprised with the defense they used so i just thought maybe,it'd be nice if they'd be given a minute too.

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must65gt 5 years ago Author

Thanks again for your thoughts francisid. They are more than welcome to comment and I would allow it to be posted. But I wonder...What could they say, to validate themselves? I know many Immigrants that came in the legal way, as well as some who came here and have taken the necessary steps to become citizens. But I served this country, as my forefathers did. The immigration issues need to be dealt with in Washington and enforced at the borders. We need to make “Being American” count and serve as a sign of hope to other immigrants that come here “Legally” in the future.

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Jessicapotter24 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

This is really an awesome idea to portray the life of an illegal immigrant!! If the Americans would do all kinds of jobs, then there would be no livelihood for the immigrants who enter the US with that very hope!! This would limit the flow of the immigrants into the country.

I do agree that the 'illegal immigrants' are also human beings who have the right to live a decent life. Cant they fight for it in their own country? Why come to another country and fight for their benefits and rights?

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must65gt 5 years ago Author

You are so right Jessica, But sadly their country will do nothing to help them and our country's leaders don't have the back bone to enforce the laws set up to prevent illegal immigration. Some think that we should give them citizenship for free. But they don’t want citizenship. They want to send American dollars home so they can return to their country and enjoy the benefits we provided. Perhaps we should deduct the money to support them from the pay of the people who want to use our taxes to support them. We might see some real changes real fast. Thanks for reading and your comments.

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Jessicapotter24 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

The fact that the immigrants want only the US dollars and not the citizenship status is very true must65gt!! They want money from the hard working tax paying US citizens, but they do not want to pay anything for the country which is providing them livelihood. Lets hope the situation changes real fast.

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must65gt 5 years ago Author

you hit this right on the spot Jessica, I'm affraid that if we don't do something to change it, the US will continue to spiral down into a state of chaos. THe liberal politicians can't seem to grasp this and that adds to the problem. Thanks for reading and your comments.

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Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

Wonderful Stu -- glad I didn't miss this one. Just read where Obama is taking illegal immigration into his own hands as he can't get what he wants from our elected representatives. This is obviously a studied move to keep and bring back more votes for him. This guy is a real trip! Again, excellent work and right on the money! Best, Sis

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must65gt 5 years ago Author

the sad part is Angela, Obama doesn't understand the illegals don;t want citizenship. they want our free medical and aide, the American dollars they can earn and take back to their families at home. Once again, he is so focused on his narcissistic goals and desires, he fails to see the situation for what it is. We need to secure our borders, fortify the economy, dissolve the healthcare bill along with the congressional retirement and benefit program. If the people we elect to serve us are forced to live within the same constraints we are, then they might actually do something to help the people of the US instead of their own personal agendas.

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Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

Amen and amen - again. I think your last sentence here sums up the whole thing. If our politicians walk a while in our moccasins they'll understand and at least try to fix the problems -- we can only hope! Best, Sis

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must65gt 5 years ago Author

Thanks again Angela, what I really find amazing is the number of people that want to help and protect their rights. Its sad to read and hear comments by people supporting the illegals. I wonder if they support child molesters, rapist and murderers as well. Where do we draw the line on which types of criminals we will allow to get by and the ones we will take action against. We all know Cassy Anthony was guilty, but hundreds sent her money, offered her a home and made marriage proposals to her. What is happening to our values and principles.

francis5k 4 years ago

great article!!!

letitreap 4 years ago

I was doing a paper for my writing studies course on immigration, and i came upon this poem. Very nice poem i have to say. My mom is an immigrant yet all she has done is good. She has never done anything to harm this country, she has paid bills with hard work , try coping with knowing that all your childhood your mom was not next to you because she was working all day to put a roof above your head, and food on the table. She used to work in a factory for five an hour, no benefits. Try living with prejudice and rascist comments that people throw at your mom, your own blood. My mom has paid income taxes, even though she was not a citizen, now she is a citizen though. I don't think you have shared one small room with your sister, brother, and your mother. Or wearing layers and layers of clothes in the winter because there is no heating system in the room. My brother is in the marines he's a private first class. My mom does not own a car, i don't have a fancy apartment. Aren't we all human? I mean my mom has the same characterisitcs as you and me; a nose, a pair of eyes, a mouth. Wouldn't you do everything that is in your hands to provide food and a roof to your family? Wouldn't you do anything to survive? I don't know about you, but i would, if i gotta steal if i gotta do things 'illegally' i would, I'm human after all. There are no values and principles when one must survive.

Sorry for my grammar errors or run-off sentences, or things that may not seem coherent.

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must65gt 4 years ago Author

LOL This is not an English class letitreap. I appreciate your taking time to read and comment. This Poem was not written to criticize the illegals, even though many use the freedom provided by Americans that fought to defend those same rights. This was written to address both sides and the sad situation we have. I am disappointed to hear that you would impair your integrity by committing illegal acts to help your family, when there are so many FREE organizations set up to assist immigrants, that are unavailable to the tax-paying citizens of this country. The same people that provide the money used to support these "Free" organizations. Or do you support the illegal’s protesting America's view on illegal’s. Where do you think the money the Government gets the money provided to fund these organizations? Perhaps you think we should have an open border policy so people can come in and take advantage of America a and return to their country owing nothing? If Americans did the same thing in other countries illegal’s do in America...we would be shot....

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cheily 3 years ago

Hello, there this poem was just amazing. I'm a high school in speech doing a poetry over illegal immigration and I kind of need your name to give credit to this poem instead of putting unknown

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must65gt 3 years ago Author

thanks for reading cheily I would be honored. Please send me your email and I will contact you

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AEvans 9 days ago from SomeWhere Out There

A time when this is needed. Almost prophetic for 2017, while written almost seven years ago. Loved it! Glad it is still here!

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