No Racist Harassment of Iranian Americans!
By SOCIALIST RESURGENCE
News reports say that more than 60 Iranian Americans were detained and questioned at the U.S.-Canadian border by Border Patrol agents this past Saturday (Jan. 3). According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Iranian Americans were “detained at length and questioned” about their political views and allegiances at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Wash. Those detained were returning from an Iranian pop concert in Vancouver, B.C.
It is no coincidence that Iranian Americans were singled out by a racist government so soon after the U.S. assassination of the Iranian General, Qassem Soleimani, in a dangerous and reckless Trump administration move towards war with Iran. In a period in which hate crimes against Muslims and Middle Eastern people in the U.S. are rising, this sort of targeting is calculated to create fear in Iranian American communities.
Socialist Resurgence condemns this sort of racist profiling and demands that ICE and the Border Patrol keep their hands off immigrant communities! We call on the labor movement, civil liberties organizations, and the socialist movement to raise their voices against this sort of racist intimidation.
No War with Iran!
Hands Off the Iranian American Community!
Stop Hate Crimes and Profiling Against Muslims!
Stop All Detentions and Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border!
Full Amnesty for All Immigrants!