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Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:12 AM

What Trump wants to do about "illegal immigrants" has been done before..........

It was called the Mexican Repatriation an it occurred in the 1920's and continued until about 1936. Probably about 2 million Mexicans, US citizens included were forcibly picked up and sent back to Mexico.

I found in Wikipedia a very good explanation of why it happened, it is as follows. They are many of the reasons Trump and others of his ilk cite. I don't believe what Trump is saying and wanting to do about immigration. The Mexican Repatriation in the 20th century is a stain upon the US, and anything Trump is suggesting be done, is also a stain.

Justifications for repatriation[edit]

According to Los Angeles, California county officials, returning immigrants to their country of origin would save the city money by reducing the number of needy families using federal welfare funds and free up jobs for those perceived as "Real Americans." A telegram to the U.S. Government Coordinator of Unemployment Relief sent by C.P. Visel, the spokesman for Los Angeles Citizens Committee for Coordination of Unemployment Relief (LACCCU), wrote of the “deportable aliens” in Los Angeles county. He stated, “Local U.S. Department of Immigration personnel not sufficient to handle. You advise please as to method of getting rid. We need their jobs for needy citizens”[28] A member of the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors, H.M. Blaine, is recorded as saying "the majority of the Mexicans in the Los Angeles Colonia were either on relief or were public charges,” even though sources at the time documented that less than 10 percent of people on welfare across the country were Mexican or of Mexican descent.[29] American citizens who were experiencing the negative effects of the Great Depression followed suit in blaming immigrants for their desperation and thought that removing immigrants from relief rolls and having them deported would solve their problems.[30] Independent groups such as the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the National Club of America for Americans thought that deporting Mexicans would free up jobs for U.S. citizens and the latter group urged Americans to pressure the government into deporting Mexicans.[31]

An analysis of a study conducted during the 1930s on deportation costs questions the then prevailing argument that deporting immigrants would reduce city costs overall. “If 1,200 aliens were deported, they would leave behind 1,478 dependents who would be eligible for public welfare. $90,000 in government costs to deport individuals and $147,000 yearly to provide for their families indefinitely or until they reached legal age. 80% of those deported would be eligible to obtain non-quota preference for reentry due to the fact that they had wives, children, or other relatives who were citizens or legal residents.”.[32]

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no_hypocrisy Aug 2015 #1

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Wed Aug 19, 2015, 07:47 AM

1. Woody Guthrie wrote a song about the repatriation.

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Likely on YouTube.

Dealt with the death of Mexicans due to amplane crash over Los Gatos Canyon, California. The papers referred to the deceased as "just deportees".

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