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Old 06-17-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Then on June 17, 1954, what was called "Operation wet-back" began. Because political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country.

By mid-July, the crackdown extended northward into Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and eastward to Texas.

By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.

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Old 06-17-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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Good point chele. I would add Hoover mass deported 2,000,000 of them in the 1930's as well.
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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It can be done. However, it takes a bit of "want to" on the part of our elected representation. Unfortunately, it ain't there.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:10 PM
 
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There is no doubt we can do it today. There is no excuse at all. The government, the media, and unfortunatelly some Americans, can argue different reasons not to do this. But what they don't see, or refuse to see because of personal interests, is that the implications in the near future, as far as demographics, cost to tax payers, cost of real state market, salaries, job opportunities, would be a disaster.

"The comprehensive immigration reform is evil and it contains the germ of our self-destruction"

Please spread the word.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:25 AM
 
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Good point chele. I would add Hoover mass deported 2,000,000 of them in the 1930's as well.
It's been done, and yet we don't hear this in Washington, we hear it can't be done and it's not practical because they want them to keep coming here, all a part of the sinister deal with Mexico.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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It's been a long slide, LBJ to present. It may have started during the JFK era.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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The reason the politicians say it can't be done ... is really very simple to explain.

It would require them to do their job and listen to the overwhelming majority of voters instead of doing the bidding of the special interest groups.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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The reason the politicians say it can't be done ... is really very simple to explain.

It would require them to do their job and listen to the overwhelming majority of voters instead of doing the bidding of the special interest groups.
You got that right!
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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It's been a long slide, LBJ to present. It may have started during the JFK era.
Reagan's regret as he left office was that he did not build a wall on the border. He said our country has lost control of our borders and no country can be sustained in this position.

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Old 06-18-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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Reagan's regret as he left office was that he did not build a wall on the border. He said our country has lost control of our borders and no country can be sustained in this position.
We may even see George W Bush a decade from now giving us his cheap regrets. We don't judge our public officials on their personal modesties or enlightenment; we judge them on results and services rendered in favor of the national interest. We demote them into the hall of shame if they fail the interest of the nation.
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