Illegal Immigrants ~ Really?

The note on Woodie Guthrie’s guitar notes that his music kills fascist ideas, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

Let’s see, who are really illegal immigrants in the USA? Who are the people we count as illegal aliens? Who counts as legal residents of the USA? How far back should we look, to the

Just 249 years ago, most of the central and southwestern USA was Spanish/Mexican.
Native American Indians? Well, no, we should not go back that far because we would all be illegal aliens. Looking back at the history of the United States of America it is easy to see why the USA border with Mexico is such a hot spot.

Spanish/Mexican land greatly exceeds the land mass of the 13 colonies in 1763.










Shall we count the Spanish/Mexican people who lived here in 1763, prior to all our wars with them? Shall we include those people in the land before we arrived in all the conquests and purchases? When you think of it this way, who are really the aliens?

There has got to be a better way for people of conscience, to resolve our current immigration dilemmas, that do not include a gun to someone’s back or face, and deportation to this

Maps of the USA from 1776-1866, just 146 years ago.
nations’ children who are in this land of “freedom” trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.We can be so short-sighted. For Americans living here now legally, it was not that long ago, not even 200 years ago, when our very own grandparents and their grandparents were immigrants to this country.The scarcity mentality has infiltrated the minds and greedy hearts of a few of those among us. We need to broaden our horizons and find creative solutions that do not include the destruction of human integrity, that place all non-American people in the same category as drug lords.We need to address crime issues, but often it is the illegal immigrant who is the victim of the crime, not the perpetrator.




Here are the words of “This Land Is Your Land,” by Woodie Guthrie:


words and music by Woody Guthrie


This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway

I saw above me an endless skyway

I saw below me a golden valley

This land was made for you and me


I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

And all around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me


The sun comes shining as I was strolling

The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me


As I was walkin’  –  I saw a sign there

And that sign said – no tress passin’

But on the other side  …. it didn’t say nothin!

Now that side was made for you and me!


In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple

Near the relief office – I see my people

And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’

If this land’s still made for you and me.

Chorus (2x)

©1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (




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3 thoughts on “Illegal Immigrants ~ Really?”

  1. Yes, and when they came, they came without papers, rules and regulations. They walked through Ellis Island. Only one percent of people who walked through Ellis Island were turned back, and they wee all Chinese. People stupidly said back then that Chinese people could not assimilate in this country because of the way they looked. Then all of a sudden we started building the railroads, and they were let in because we needed them. Immigrants did not get nothing free. There was the gold rush. Many immigrants got thousands of acres of land for free. It is a very judgmental and incorrect assumption for people to make assuming all immigrants of yesteryear worked hard, while all immigrants are takers and moochers. What I see are immigrants today working two and three jobs, in jobs we elitist, white Americans would not lower ourselves in many cases to have. These may be low paying jobs, but I do not see white Americans, even teenage white Americans, lining up for these jobs. This is a pure and simple case of prejudice, and the poverty mentality, the scarcity mentality at work. It is not the reality. I believe and promote the fact that all human beings on the face of this great planet are equal in every way. It is only prejudices and ignorance that keep people and ideologies apart. Much Love, Lin


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