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Trump’s Deportation Plans Modeled on ‘Inhumane’ Program

“After hundreds of thousands of Mexican migrants were put on buses, planes and boats during the scorching summer of 1954 and sent across the U.S. border into often-unfamiliar parts of Mexico, the head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service declared the border ‘secured,’” the Washington Post reports.

“But the military-style campaign, which used the same slur in its name — ‘Operation Wetback’ — tore families apart and forcibly uprooted people in the name of securing the border. And sometimes, those efforts turned deadly.”

“Now, former president Donald Trump is using the Eisenhower-era operation as a blueprint for his vision, which he pledges will be ‘the largest domestic deportation operation in American history’ to remove the estimated 10.5 million undocumented people in the United States — of which, two-thirds have lived in the country for more than a decade.”

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