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    I Am the Immigrant

    “The immigration ban stirred memories of the racial slurs I face/d, and how it has been used in American history to dehumanize the other making it easier, even a perverse patriotic duty, to reject, oppress and finally kill the alien/foreigner; but ultimately, the person we dehumanize is ourselves. Especially for America, built on the idea as the land of immigrants, the battle over immigration is a battle over the soul/identity of America.” Please read the full text at tuck magazine. (http://tuckmagazine.com/2017/02/21/poetry-736/) — I am yellow and black and brown and mulatto. I am the chink and the gook you confuse I am the jap you fenced like a dog I…