A REPUBLICAN THAT STOPPED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Cross Posted From StickNStein

ACTUALLY IT WAS A PAIR OF GENERALS who decided to enforce the laws.
Enforce the laws of the land? WOAH….There’s a thought.

Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.

President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force.
The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.

In 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph “Jumpin’ Joe” Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner.

Then on June 17, 1954, what was called “Operation Wetback” 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.

Unlike today, Mexicans caught in the roundup were not simply released at the border, where they could easily reenter the US. To discourage their return, Swing arranged for buses and trains to take many aliens deep within Mexico before being set free.

General Swing’s fast-moving campaign soon secured America’s borders – an accomplishment no other president has since equaled. Illegal migration had dropped 95 percent by the late 1950s.

So…..Every time you hear a senator or Congressman say “It can’t be done…Tell ‘em….. Ike Did IT….

Michelle Malkin HERE.

For more illegal immigration news see:

With Millions in 9/11 Payments, Bereaved Can’t Buy Green Cards  & Mayor lashes out at landlord over fire By the Uncooperative Blogger, Obrador’s Goals Include “Immigration” Accord By Red Hot Cuppa Politics, and as always you can click to the Coalition against Illegal Immigration blog, for the latest news on illegal immigration & Immigration reform.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate
 

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