Monday, February 23, 2009

Mass deportations of Haitians

Sometimes I have to stray from the literary, from the arts altogether. Like when the United States government, racist hounding of the most vulnerable workers department a.k.a. Immigration Control and Enforcement, moves against a mass of impoverished immigrants. It's going on right now. ICE is at this moment in the process of deporting thirty thousand Haitian immigrants. Their crime is being poor and oppressed, having left their country, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, in search of work and survival. It's no coincidence that they're Black, either.

What a contrast to the treatment of the Cuban counterrevolutionaries who enter this country equally without documents.

Organizing to defend the 30,000 Haitians is under way. I'll post more when I know of it.