Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
“No me digas illegal”/Don’t call me illegal
“Porque eso no lo soy”/Because I am not
“llegal son sus leyes”/Illegal are your laws
“Y por eso no me voy”/And that’s why I’m not leaving”
That was the chant of illegal aliens and their supporters as they gathered this week for a vigil across from a detention center for illegal alien children in the border town of McAllen, Texas as reported in Politico Magazine by the media’s favorite illegal alien reporter, Jose Antonio Vargas.
Vargas wrote that he had traveled to McAllen to show support for the hordes of illegal aliens flooding the Texas-Mexico border.
Vargas says he can relate to the young Central American illegal aliens because his family arranged for his illegal entry as an unaccompanied minor from his native Philippines to the United States in 1993 when he was twelve years old.
The theme of Vargas’ Politico Magazine article is that he may be trapped in McAllen because he only has a Philippines passport without a visa as identification. He says that attempting to drive or fly out of McAllen will put him in contact with federal agents who might detain him for being in the country illegally.
The vigil was co-organized by another illegal alien activist, Tania Chavez, who like Vargas was brought to the States as a youth. Vargas describes the scene as she translates the illegals’ chant for him.
“As Tania and I sat together in a circle holding unlit candles, a crowd of about 30 people—mostly undocumented youth, a few citizen allies—started chanting something in Spanish, a language I don’t speak. Her head on my shoulder, with tears in our eyes, she translated the chant for me:
““No me digas illegal”/Don’t call me illegal
““Porque eso no lo soy”/Because I am not
““llegal son sus leyes”/Illegal are your laws
““Y por eso no me voy”/And that’s why I’m not leaving””