A poem from the caravan: “We are the hope for a better world”

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Luis is 19 years old.  He fled El Salvador with the caravan of migrants who arrived in San Diego last May. He was driven out of his home country by gang violence, including violence targeted at LGBTI people.  Before he fled, he was studying to be an accountant.

I want the world to know that

Migrants are

The hope of our families

The hope of our countries

The hope for a better society

The hope for a better world

We are the hope that won’t stop shining

We are the light that won’t go out

We are strong in our journey and most of all our lives

And we are not what President Trump believes us to be.