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HCS Weekly Meeting: Stop Trump’s ICE Raids and Deportations!

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Friday, February 17th
6:30 – 8:30pm

2082 Lexington Ave # 4, New York, NY
cross streets are 125th and Lexington Ave.
4, 5, 6 trains to 125th street stop.

The deporation machine Trump inherited from Obama is back in action. Contrary to de Blasio’s statements, NYC is not a sanctuary city. A leaked Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) memo stated that 40 NYC immigrants were detained in the latest raids.

Trump has wasted no time in making good on his racist, anti-immigrant campaign promises. In addition to his Muslim ban and call to build a wall on Mexican border, Trump’s executive orders also ramps up ICE enforcement and threatens sanctions on any city that would limit cooperation with immigration authorities. Moreover, while politicians like De Blasio promise to stand up for New York’s immigrants, the reality is that our city continues to cooperate with ICE in targeting people for deportation.

Trumps’ orders intended to sow fear and panic, but they are also producing anger and resistance. From the thousands of people that came out to airports across the country to the hundreds who put their bodies on the line to try to block the detention of long time community member Guadalupe Garcia Rayos in Phoenix, Arizona. It is clear that people are looking to move into action to stand up to Trump’s agenda.

Come to this week’s meeting of the Hunter College Socialists to discuss the state of the attacks on immigrant communities, the movement against them and next steps for building that resistance.

When: Friday, February 17th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Sinergia (2082 Lexington Ave # 4, New York, NY – cross streets are 125th and Lexington Ave. – 4, 5, & 6 trains to 125th street stop).

Suggested Readings:
The Deportation Machine Obama built for Trump

Trump’s Executive Hate Crimes

Further Readings – Socialist position on immigration controls:
What do Socialists say about borders?

Open to Capital but not Labor

The second part of our meeting will continue a study group on the book, Meaning of Marxism. The chapter will focus on the Russian Revolution. For those who would like to participate in this conversation you can read this series of articles in Socialist Worker on the Russian Revolution: https://socialistworker.org/series/the-russian-revolution

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