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Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower: Deporting Illegal Aliens

Lie Pie Title: Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower:  Deporting Illegal Aliens
Lie Pie Classification: lie taco

UPDATE II:  Looks like Politifact.com and FactCheck.org came to the same conclusions I did.  This viral email is B.S.  --Granny, 7/14/2010 

UPDATE:  Honey, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you on this viral email.  It gave me a violent case of heartburn and it took me awhile to recover.  I'm happy to report that I'm up out of my sick bed and just posted a blog on illegal immigration that might blister the skin off your eyeballs.  I do want to add a couple of things here that are specific to the viral email below:

First off, as I already mentioned, the 13 million deportations figure reported below for "Operation Wetback" is vastly overstated.  I've spent hours reading up on "Operation Wetback," and the number of deportations was in the range of 1.3 million to 3.5 million at most.  Second, the big problem with all these raids was that they tended to be very imprecise.  When you start kicking down doors, dragging folks out of their homes and sending them packing in large numbers, you are going to make some mistakes.  Untold numbers of legal immigrants and American citizens of Latin American descent were wrongfully deported and shipped off to live in poverty in a foreign land as a result of the crackdowns highlighted below.  Many more were driven to leave their own nation "voluntarily" by fear and persecution.  In conclusion, the folks who think our immigration crisis can be solved by rounding up and deporting 12 million people are dumber than a tree.  Thanks to Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower, we know it won't work.   --Granny, 9/19/09

Editor's note:  I just have a second to devote to this viral email right now, I'll add more later. I looked into "Operation Weback" and found this.  So, there weren't 13 million "Mexican Nationals" deported during "Operation Wetback," and the program was abandoned because unsurprisingly it turned out to be a bad idea.   There's more here.  You can also read more about Mexican Repatriation during the Depression here.  I'll spend a little more time on this and get back with you later.   --Granny, 6/25/09

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Subject: WHAT DID HOOVER, TRUMAN AND EISENHOWER HAVE IN COMMON?

What did Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common?

Here is something that should be of great interest to you.

I didn't know of this until it was pointed out to me.

Back during The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the
deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American
citizens that desperately needed work..

Harry Truman deported over two million Illegal's after WWII to create jobs
for returning veterans.

And then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million
Mexican Nationals! The program was called 'Operation Wetback'.
It was done so WWII and Korean Veterans would have
a better chance at jobs. It took 2 Years, but they deported them!

Now...if they could deport the illegal's back then -
WHY CAN'T THEY DO IT TODAY?

lf you have doubts about the veracity of this information,
enter "Operation Wetback" into your favorite search engine
and confirm it for yourself.

Reminder: Don't forget to pay your taxes...
12 million Illegal Aliens are depending on you!

 
"You keep an eye on your elected officials 24/7/365, and don't you fall for these lying 30-second ads they bombard you with a week out from the election."
Granny