The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx


Jan 18, 2016

Obama poses as the friend of immigrants. Last year, he said he would temporarily legalize four million undocumented people who had never been convicted of a crime. In speech after speech, he’s pretended to fight the Republicans, who openly express hostility to immigrants.

But, as we all know, actions count, words don’t. And in the last months, the Obama administration has carried out raids in Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and Illinois. Undocumented people disappeared from shopping at big Wal-Mart stores because of the fear they would be captured and sent out of the country.

Most of those Obama has deported have been women and children sent back to Central American countries where they face death, rape, or torture.

By his actions, Obama has more than earned his title as “Deporter in Chief.”