No human being is illegal: open the damn borders!

Guatemalan immigrants August 16 2014

While manicured officials in the Obama regime utter pious sentiments about the “humanitarian crisis” on the US-Mexico border, they adjudicate the quickest way to deport tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, including small children. They wouldn’t know humanitarian if it came up & hit them in their ugly mugs.

These two Guatemalan men sleeping on the train track in Arriaga, Chiapas (the first Mexican state on their journey north) show us the squalor & humiliation, not to mention terror, millions of people around the globe endure simply to find work.

These young guys have over a thousand miles yet to go riding on “La Bestia” or “the death train”, a freight train they ride north that doesn’t stop for them to board or dismount. Hundreds lose limbs in the process. Paramilitary & criminal gangs (if a distinction can be made) prey on immigrants, subjecting them to robbery, kidnapping, extortion, assault, rape, murder, disappearance.

Immigration is a central part of human history; it’s what makes humanity so beautiful & varied. If corporations can move their capital, sweatshops, & plundering operations wherever they want on this globe, working people have the right to go where they want. Immigration is a human right.

Open the damn borders! No human being is illegal! Solidarity & Godspeed to these young men.

(Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)

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