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

Deportations in Washington, D.C.

Jul 23, 2018

Hundreds demonstrated in the Columbia Heights neighborhood on Monday after there had been several deportations.

In one instance, ICE agents tricked a woman into turning over her husband from Guatemala. She said she was approached by two men claiming to be D.C. police officers. Her husband had recently been assaulted and had filed a claim with the D.C. police. So she thought that’s what these men were investigating. In fact, the two men were ICE agents.

D.C. is a sanctuary city, meaning the police don’t ask about immigration status. That’s why the husband felt safe to report the assault. The ICE agents took advantage of this and used it to pick up her husband and his brother.

This is so disgusting, of course people should protest.