In July, the latest border tragedy hit when 53 migrants were found dead or dying in a shipping container outside San Antonio, Texas. The truck driver and smuggling cartel are culpable, certainly. But capitalist politicians also have blood on their hands. For decades Republicans and Democrats alike have attacked the workers of the Americas with anti-immigrant policies that force these illicit crossings.
Both parties restrict entry to the U.S., especially for people of color, to create more “undocumented” workers for cheap labor. They violate the rights of refugees and create a vast private immigrant concentration camp industry. Their corrupt, violent, racist Border Patrol purposely terrorizes migrants.
Instead of shedding crocodile tears, politicians should open the borders. But they won’t.
To do that and put an end to the poverty, wars, and environmental devastation driving people from their homes, working people need to build international alliances to fight for the human rights of those at the bottom. A group like the Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment can help unite rebels across the Americas (see the CRIR page on this website).