The aggressive exploitation of labor on both sides of the US-Mexico
border has become a prominent feature of capitalism in North America.
Kids in cages, violent ICE raids and anti-immigrant racist rhetoric
have become features of political discourse in Trump 's America and
are everyday shaping how people intersect at the US-Mexico border.
However, this vicious model of capitalist transnationalization has
also created its own grave-digger. It relies heavily on an
inter-connected working class which extends across the border.
Cross-border production and supply chains, logistics networks, and
retail and service firms have aligned and fused a growing number of
workers into one common class, whether they live in the US or Mexico.
While money moves without restriction, the movement of displaced
migrant workers across borders is restricted and punished.
Transborder people face walls, armed agents, detention camps, and a
growing regime of repressive laws that criminalize them. Despite the
growth and violence of the police state dedicated to the repression
of transborder populations--the migra-state--migrant workers have
been at the forefront of class struggle in the United States. Labor
and migrant solidarity movements are showing how we can fight for
justice and re-build the international union movement and why we must
open the border.