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

Biden’s Wall

Oct 16, 2023

On October 6, Biden announced that he will expand the border wall some 20 miles along the Mexico-U.S. border. The Biden Administration is also resuming deportations of Venezuelans. The Democrats are making a political calculation that many voters feel that immigrants are making the lives of people born in the U.S. harder. So, Biden is going back on a campaign promise he made ... and blaming it on Trump.

Lots of people come to the U.S. from all over. People come here for all sorts of reasons like poverty, brutally repressive governments, and war. People want a better life. Instead, they are turned into political pawns by both parties.

The U.S. bosses use the cheap labor of undocumented workers. They also use undocumented workers as scapegoats. By pitting native-born workers against migrant workers, the capitalist class hopes to convince native-born workers that their problems are the fault of migrants and not the bosses’ economic system.

The Democrats and the Republicans may have different rhetoric in regard to immigration, but in the end they both carry out the same policy. This is because they both represent the same class interests—the interests of the capitalist class.

As workers, our interests are exactly the opposite. Our interests are to fight the bosses and the capitalist class alongside our sisters and brothers from Venezuela and Mexico and everywhere in between. For workers to take power and run things in the interests of all humanity instead of a handful of greedy parasites.