It worked for Ike, but this was way before the progressives screwed everything up. Now those criminals have more made-up rights than the rest of us. I say deporting sounds good, but how?
Trump touts controversial Eisenhower program as deportation model
foxnews.com | November 11
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump again touted a controversial policy from the 1950s Wednesday as a model for his plan to deport an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.
The program, known as known as “Operation Wetback,” was a complicated undertaking largely viewed by historians as a dark moment in America’s past. It also coincided with a guest worker program that provided legal status to hundreds of thousands of largely Mexican farm workers.
Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly confronted Trump about his support for the program Wednesday night on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“Believe me when I tell you, Mr. Trump, that was brutal what they did to those people to kick them back [across the border],” O’Reilly said. “I mean, the stuff they did was really brutal.”
“I’ve heard it both ways. I’ve heard good reports, I’ve heard bad reports,” Trump responded. “We would do it in a very humane way.” The real estate billionaire also refused to refer to the program by its name, which is now widely considered a racial slur against Mexicans, saying “I don’t like the term at all.”
Trump touted the approach as a virtue of Eisenhower-era program in Tuesday night’s debate.
“Moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country, moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it,” Trump said. “Moved them way south. They never came back.” (Read More)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.