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

Immigrant Crisis?
Only by Their Rules!

Aug 15, 2022

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey have been sending thousands of migrants by bus from their home states to Washington, D.C. and New York City. According to Abbott, they are doing this to protest against the immigration policy of Democratic President Biden and his administration.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York Mayor Eric Adams are not happy with this. They have both appealed to the Biden administration for financial and other help in dealing with this influx of immigrants, many of whom did not want to be sent to Washington or New York.

Abbott and Ducey are clearly playing politics with immigrants’ lives. But so too are Biden and the Democrats. They are not seeking an answer to the immigration “problem.” They just don’t want it delivered to their doorsteps!

The “problem” would be solved if all workers in this country had decent paying jobs, whether they are immigrants or born here. And if anyone could come here and be granted legal status.

This would stop the super-exploitation of the immigrant population, and stop the bosses here from playing off one part of the working class against another. This is the solution to the immigrant “problem” that workers here must fight for.