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Against the criminalization of migrant parents
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Against the criminalization of migrant parents

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4 07 19

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In her poem entitled Home, Somali poet Warsan Shire writes a powerful account as to why people flee their home and highlights the experiences of refugees.

She begins her poem with the lines: «No one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark. / You only run for the border / when you see the whole city running as well».

Later in the poem, Shire writes: «You have to understand, / no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than the land. // Who would choose to spend days / and nights in the stomach of a truck / unless...

Valeria’s parents sought to provide her a better future, a future that has been cut short by the Salvadoran and US governments.
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