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

Haitian Immigrants Repressed

Apr 2, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard seized 201 Haitians on broken-down boats near the Bahamas on March 14 and deported them to Haiti the next day.

The Dominican Republic’s army deported 2,793 Haitians between March 9 and 16. The Defense Minister said they were undocumented immigrants and the operation was part of border security. Several Haitians had been killed or injured in revenge attacks by Dominican citizens in the border province of Pedernales where a Dominican couple was killed earlier. Paramilitary groups were calling for more retaliation against Haitian immigrants.

The capitalist system shows no mercy for the poor, neither in the Americas nor in Europe and the Mediterranean.