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


Jun 1, 2020

Since the pandemic began, the Trump administration has shipped hundreds of children and teenagers into some of the most dangerous places in the world, often without notifying their parents. These migrants have been sent to Central America and Mexico without being allowed to apply for asylum, or talk to a social worker or anyone else who might represent their interests.

The Trump administration pretends that this is a move to protect the country in the midst of the pandemic. That is an obvious lie, since the disease is much more widespread in the U.S. than in any of the countries these children are coming from. In reality, Trump is brutalizing these children to prove he is tough on immigration—as if ten-year-old children are really the reason there aren’t enough jobs for people in this country!

Many of these children have disappeared, with relatives unable to find them. Many are likely to be killed, or raped, or kidnapped and forced into gangs.

In any reasonable society, someone who purposely put children in this kind of harm’s way would be arrested and jailed for a long time. But in this sick society, the child-abuser-in-chief is called “president.”