Songs About Immigration
The songs listed below portray how the issue of immigration is viewed in popular culture. They were selected in part for their diverse and varying views. A few may contain language that some will find offensive. Inclusion here should not be taken as endorsement by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).
- Deportee (lyrics), by Woody Guthrie and Martin Hoffman
- Would You Harbor Me? (lyrics) (arrangement), by Sweet Honey in the Rock
- These Shoes, by Andrew McKnight
In response to the Arizona law, SB1070
- Are We A Nation? (lyrics), by Sweet Honey in the Rock, ft. Yonas
- One Heart One Beat, by Taboo
- Marching into the Light (Marchando hacia la Luz), by Andres Useche
- Quicksand, by Ry Cooder
- Freedom, by Marisa Ronstadt & Jeremy Keller, ft. Maya Jupiter
- Yes I Am (American), by Malini Sur
- By the Time I get to Arizona 2010, by Toki Wright (warning: strong language)
- Joe Arpaio's Nightmare, by The Real Rich Rico
A corrido is a narrative song or ballad from Mexico and the region of the U.S. border with Mexico. Often telling a tale about oppression and ending with a moral, corridos have served as an instrument of political dissent and activism
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Last updated on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.