Defend Immigrant Rights! (Rally and meeting)
10 February, 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality
New Orleans, Louisiana
Friday, February 10, Noon
Tulane University, Academic Quad
MEETING TO FOLLOW: February 10, 7:00 pm
Tulane University, LBC Room 201
In his first week as president of the United States, Trump has launched a full scale attack on immigrant workers and refugees. Executive orders ban immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, lay the framework for the detention and deportation of millions of immigrants, and initiate the building of a heavily-militarized wall on the US-Mexico border.
Trump’s executive orders mark a qualitative shift in the scope and intensity of the state’s attack on immigrants. As is the case for the “war on terror,” violent and repressive police state methods required to implement Trump’s plan will ultimately be unleashed against the entire working class.
Opposition to the Trump administration must not be channeled behind the Democratic Party! The Democrats have responded to the election of Trump with a combination of cowardice and complicity. The road Trump is taking--including the attack on immigrants--was paved by the Obama administration. The protection of immigrants, and the defense of democratic rights can be advanced only through the unification of the working class, of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities, against their common enemy, the capitalist system.