The reactionary white contingent in the United States has become braver with the recent arrival of one of their “own” in the White House. And at this point it has become clear that to underestimate Trump is an error. For Trump and his followers, Mexicans are to blame for most of the ills in the U.S. Undocumented workers are treated like the lowest of the low and the New York billionaire like an honest worker.
these times of darkness for immigrants and refugees, undocumented
workers, who are disparaged by all sides, are experiencing an extra
dose of stress. Trump is clarifying the unclear future of
undocumented workers by bringing the threat of deportation to the
forefront. With the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the
attacks against immigrants, Muslims, women, and minorities have just
United States creates immigrants and refugees in other countries and
then blocks their entry into this country. In the end, it is not
Mexico who will pay for the wall, but undocumented immigrants and the
50 million poor citizens who live in Mexico.
the corrupt government of Mexico hasn’t been able to defend its
undocumented people for dozens of years, if it hasn’t been able to
use its own resources to become self sufficient, if it hasn’t been
able to create living wage jobs for its own citizens, what makes us
think it will do so now? Mexico should have stopped looking to the
North, should have stopped trying to emulate or depend on the North,
should have stopped trying to satisfy imperialism a long time ago.
Mexico it is said that Trump is making national security more
vulnerable, but in reality it is the corrupt Mexican government that
has made its own national security more vulnerable through their
will find a strong rival in Mexico—not within the Mexican
government, but within the organized and united Mexican community. He
will encounter this rival in the very streets of the United States,
when Mexicans, along with their American brothers and sisters, take
to the streets to send a strong message of defiance to the Trump
his attacks against human rights and dignity, Trump has ignited the
spark of rebellion within sectors of the population that have never
attended a protest, march or rally and who now feel that their basic
human rights are being threatened. Within days of taking the
presidency, marches are beginning to break records with their
attendance across the nation.
should stop trying to placate its imperial neighbor as it has done in
the past. The resistance of the North American people has just begun.
The resistance will be on both sides of the border and at the same
time beyond it. Undocumented immigrants are not alone. They are
supported by the most conscious and militant layers of the working
class in the United States.
>> The article above was written by Marco Davila, and is reprinted from Socialist Action.