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Communist youth across the Americas condemn imperialism for its role in the migration crisis

COMMUNIST youth organisations across the Americas have declared full solidarity with migrants and denounced imperialism for its role in forcing people to leave their home countries.

Young communists from 10 countries — Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela — issued a statement condemning “US imperialism and its current representative Donald Trump, with his current onslaught against migrants.

“Deportations and detentions have escalated, leading to the extent of separating children from their families and caging them as animals.

“His xenophobic speech that accuses migrants of being criminals has as its main objective to avoid the union of American workers, regardless of their immigration status.”

Despite this, the statement added, the US authorities have no intention of stemming migration. Instead, Washington wants to make it illegal in order “to keep [immigrants] in the shadows and at every opportunity to reduce the value of their workforce and increase the profits of the capitalists who are the support of their government.”

The signatories also took aim at Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, widley known as Amlo, who took office earlier this year, becoming his country’s first elected left-wing leader.

He came under fire for stopping migration from Central America at the behest of the US government and Mexican capitalists.

The statement said Amlo has been “gradually yielding to the blackmail of the Donald Trump administration, leaning in favour of the Mexican export bourgeoisie against the threat of imposition of tariffs, using migrants as currency.”

It warned that the Mexican president has deployed military forces “to contain and hunt Central American migrants,” increasing deportations and establishing checkpoints across Mexico.

“With this, the current Mexican government is turning this country into the new wall longed for by Trump and US imperialism,” the statement said.

Reactionary governments in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were condemned as the organisations pledged to fight and defeat the main enemy — the bourgeoisie and imperialism.

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