A New Reimagining of Woody Guthrie’s ‘Deportee’ Song Focuses on Child Detainees

Jun 26, 2018
10:10 AM

Earlier today, Latino Rebels received the following Facebook message from a follower:

Latino Rebels, Long time follower, first time messenger. Due to the tragedies going on at the border I felt compelled to professionally record this song and post it on YouTube . It is my hope that this song goes viral, and that it gives these children and their families a voice, and there pleas don’t go unheard. It would mean a lot to me and my family if you all could repost this on you alls page and your followers share away. Thank you.

Manuel “Oso” Arsiaga
Austin, Texas

And of course, we agreed to feature it. Here is Manny’s song, called “Detainee.”

Thanks, Manny, for taking the time to use your craft to amplify a message.