Operation Wetback

Operation Wetback was set up by Eisenhower when he was the president to get rid of illegal immigrants who were mainly Mexicans looking for work. It ran in 1954 and proved that it can be done if the political will is there. Today, of course there the political won't. Having a foreign criminal as president shows that.

Operation Wetback
Burgeoning numbers of Mexican migrants prompted President Dwight D. Eisenhower to appoint General Joseph Swing as INS Commissioner. According to Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., Eisenhower had a sense of urgency about illegal immigration upon taking office. In a letter to Senator J. William Fulbright, Eisenhower quoted a report in The New York Times that said, "The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican 'wetbacks' to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government."
It is just a matter of laying on police or Army. They can, they will, they did.


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Updated  on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 18:38:41