SEP candidate Niles Niemuth says “the attacks on immigrants are aimed at the entire working class”
30 June 2018
Socialist Equality Party campaign teams continued to collect signatures in southeastern Michigan on Thursday and Friday to place Niles Niemuth on the November 6 ballot as the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for the US House of Representatives in the state’s 12th congressional district. Niemuth and campaigners collected over 300 signatures in Ann Arbor, which includes University of Michigan, and Ypsilanti, a predominantly working-class city home to many autoworkers.
Niles issued a statement yesterday opposing the bipartisan war on immigrants being waged by the Democratic and Republican parties. “The Socialist Equality Party is fighting for the mobilization of the entire working class in defense of immigrants,” Niles said. “The attacks on immigrant workers are aimed at all workers, native-born and immigrant alike. They are intended to pit workers against one another, while the Trump administration’s erection of mass internment camps, run by the Navy, will ultimately be used against workers who oppose the ruling elite’s policies of war and austerity.”
Niles noted that the Democratic Party’s purported opposition to Trump’s immigration policies was entirely cynical: “It was the Obama administration which deported 2.7 million immigrants, more than any other previous president.”
“The Socialist Equality Party is the only party advancing an internationalist and socialist solution to the global refugee crisis. Workers everywhere must have the right to live and work…