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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

“Deporter-in-Chief” Starts His Election Campaign

Sep 5, 2011

The Obama administration recently announced a “change” in its deportation policy.

Among many immigrants, Obama has become known as the “Deporter-in-Chief.” And he has certainly earned his title: Since he took office, about a million immigrants have been kicked out of the country–far more than Bush ever did!

The Obama administration always pretended that the immigrants deported were “criminals.” But look at their “crimes”: burning leaves in their front yard in New Mexico; failing to signal for a right turn in Minnesota; calling 911 in Los Angeles because someone was being beaten; being arrested for speeding....

Obama’s announcement doesn’t signal a policy change. It’s simply a reaction to recent protests by some Latino activists against the flood of deportations. And it’s the beginning of Obama’s 2012 election campaign.

But remember what Obama promised before the 2008 election–and what he did! “Deporter-in-Chief,” yes!