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Friday, December 9, 2016

Yes We Can.

The MSM is saying it's impossible to deport illegal aliens. They try to present the issue in a way calculated to make viewers believe identifying illegals and moving them out of the country is not physically possible.

But we've done it before.



In 1954, the federal government implemented "Operation Wet Back."  It was a program to move illegals out of the country, either voluntarily or through "enforced removal."  If you run Operation Wet Back on Google, you are going to get a lot of left wing hand wringing . It takes most articles four or five paragraphs to get past the name of the endeavor.




The numbers deported are all over the board, because different federal agencies came up with different statistics, and the articles tend to use facts to support the agenda of the writer. But as near as I can tell, the U.S. moved more than 10 million illegals back to Mexico. Again, you can read articles that say it was only a few thousand (written by people who want illegals to be legalized) and the higher numbers come from people who want them out. Take your pick.



During the Great Depression, the federal government deported around 2 million illegal aliens of Mexican nationality. "The Mexican Repatriation Act" provided for the forcible removal of illegal aliens, primarily in the West and Southwest. The logic was that if there were no jobs for Americans, then we didn't need thousands of illegal aliens competing for the few jobs there were.  The best source of information on these deportations is NPR, which ran a series of articles not long ago on the subject. Being NPR, the articles try to make the case that deporting illegal aliens is fascist, mean, not nice, etc, etc.  If you filter out a lot of the propaganda from NPR, the facts are clear.

  • The U.S. didn't have enough jobs for citizens.
  • The social services funding consumed by illegals was cutting into the little help available for citizens.
  • Crime rates were rising as the economic situation got worse. Illegal immigrants were involved in this phenomenon , particularly in cities like Los Angeles.  For a look at one of the more bizarre aspects of that, take a look at the "Zoot Suit " Riots.




Not everything that we have to do to take our country back is "nice." Much of what we have to do to survive is not "warm and fuzzy."   But that shouldn't stop us from doing it.  Illegal immigration and illegal aliens are a big problem in this country, and have been for a long time.











I've written enough on this blog about the effects of illegal immigration on the North Georgia Mountains. It's been dramatic and negative.  All across the country, in places where you would not expect to find illegals, they're firmly rooted.  As hard as things are in the U.S.,and as many problems as we have, this is something we can take corrective action on.  Donald Trump said he would, and this is one of the reasons I voted for him.




Thought for the Day:













22 comments:

  1. I remember operation Wetback. Can't call them that now, though, might hurt their feelings. (spit)

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  2. I am inclined to be more straightforward these days. I've already mortally offended one individual by being honest and blunt about the detrimental aspects of Moslem immigration. There was a time when I would not have addressed the issues at all, because I was still working and could have lost my job for contravening the company PC policies. These days I say what I think is true.

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  3. Actually, the "wetbacks" were a better class of people than is coming now. Most came to work; not so today, they come for benefits.

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    1. Or to join Hispanic gangs, or to participate in the drug trafficking trade, or all of the above.

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  4. I agree with your stance in principle, here's the problem as I see it. We have no effective wall and surveillance system in place. I know of a number of Mexicans here who have been deported many times. Three weeks later, I see them again. They manage to find holes in the fence, while paying the "coyotes" to guide them over. It's the same thing at my school. A kid suddenly "vanishes" and a month later they are back. Even Houdini would be impressed.

    About 10 years ago I went on a trip with the fam down to Nogales, AZ. I stood on the US side and watched an entire group walk through a hole in the fence. Immigration just stood there and did nothing about it.

    Until we get serious about an EFFECTIVE wall and enforcement, nothing will change.--Troy

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    1. The key is your last sentence. Until now, we've really had an open border policy. Eight years of Obama doing his best to prevent the border patrol or the states from trying to stem the tide. Eight years of an Obama Justice Department. And before that, George Bush who was pro illegal immigration. Now, everything has changed. Once President Trump is in the White House, it will be a new playing field. Then there will be no revolving door, no sanctuary cities.

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  5. That "We STILL don't get it" cartoon says it all.
    - Charlie

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    1. Neither do the morons who want to legalize them. Of course,the vast majority of the flower drum circle crowd doesn't come into contact with illegal aliens unless they want their hedge clipped.

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  6. we need to secure the border first, or they will just come back as fast as we can get rid of them. i would bring the military back from the 110 (i didn't even know there WERE 110 countries)countries they are stationed in and post them on the border until the wall can be built, complete with gun turrets and mines. this is war and everybody but us knows it. time to face reality, which is a dirty word i know, but it must be said. i read obamy "created" 9 million jobs in 8 years but let in 11 million immigrants of various legalities.

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    1. Israel has a wall to keep out the barbarians. Most Eastern European countries have constructed border control barriers to keep out the hordes of vagrants coming their way. We can do it too.All that is lacking is the will and some moral courage. Maybe we will soon have that here.

      There used to be a nasty little device called a Bouncing Betty. A few thousand of those judiciously distributed around the border would do wonders for reducing the recidivism rate of illegals scampering across the border.

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  7. Harry Truman used the same laws in 48 to deport 2 million Mexicans. Jimmy carter blocked Iranians in 79 . Trump's problem is in the lawyers and judges in the ICE system today. I like the bouncing betty idea :). If Korea can have a DMZ why cant we ? I saw a land mine estimate for the DMZ it was staggering.

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    1. Mines would probably do a lot more good than fences, but I guess the West isn't ready for solutions that are employed without batting an eyelash in the rest of the world. I guess we will have to wait to employ lethal force on the border until some Islamic Terrorists sneak in down there and blow up a mall or a skyscraper. Then people will rend their garments, and beat their breasts, and say "why did we allow this to happen!"

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  8. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    I have seen the good, bad and ugly of illegal immigration.

    Truth be told. I think all illegal aliens committing crimes get automatically deported. If its a non-violent crime. Deport them that day. Violent crimes, full sentence. No parole.

    Do I think deporting all illegal immigrants is a good idea. I have seen the good, bad and ugly. I have seen some hard working, law abiding illegals that worked their asses off to get the chance to become an American and worked harder than most Americans. I have seen non-U.S. citizens serve honorably in the military and prove their worth at being citizens.
    There are kids that were brought over here illegally as five and six year olds and younger. Most are more American and try harder than many of the moslem freeloaders that are coming here thanks to 'Tiny Tim the Jackass in the White House'

    The only logical solution that seems somewhat equitable would be to seal up the border tighter than an 'Alabama tick on a hog' Don't let no one in. The ones in can stay if they immediately learn English and register as illegals. 'Next would be too throw out the criminals, drug dealers etc. Any crimes committed will be met with immediate deportation. 'Third, no welfare for illegals, no benefits. That all starts up when they get registered with Social Security as illegals before they get their citizenship. 'Fourth, a ten year path to citizenship as long as no crimes are committed. Illegal alien honorably discharged veterans after serving in the armed forces get automatically sworn in upon discharge by their commanding officer if they earned an Honorable Discharge. Fight for me, obey my laws and respect my Constitution and you can stay.

    I think what pisses most people off are the freeloaders, social justice warriors, welfare rats, baby makers and criminals and the ones that don't speak english. Get rid of those classes and most illegal immigrants will bust their butts too have a future in this country.

    I don't mean to go all liberal but 'kicking all of them out' I don't think is the solution. Many (illegal aliens) are more productive than many Americans. We just have to sort out the worthwhile individuals from the losers and let the worthwhile individuals prove themselves.

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    1. Well, I'm constantly getting flaked for saying I only obey the laws I choose to. But in this case, illegal means illegal even if everything you say is true, and I think it is. If somebody is here illegally, they need to leave and come back by standing in line with the people who did it right the first time. You know those people are never going to learn English. Hell, I stood in line today by some guy from Central America who was middle aged and spoke only Spanish. He had trouble with his credit card and I helped him work it out with the clerk. He'd been here long enough to get a Visa card and a driver's license, I don't know if he was legal or not, but he didn't have any English.

      CC , I think the only way to fix all this is to resort to draconian measures, and get it done. Trying to be nice to everybody has gotten us in the fix we are in. But I also know I'm less tolerant of illegals because I have had some nasty experiences with them, and if I hadn't I probably wouldn't be so adamant about it.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      'Harry you do have a very valid point. They are here illegally and the majority are welfare rats. After thinking about it. There are is no fair and equitable solutions. I wish with a 'broad stroke of a pen' a system can be worked out that's fair, but in reality it probably would not work out and the concept of sending them all back may be the only way.
      I still stand by my concept of balkanization and breakup of this country. As long as diversity exists, anarchy will persist. There is no escaping the inevitable.

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  9. I have enjoyed catching up on my reading, your blog always makes me smile or think....or grind my teeth. Keep warm and safe.

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    1. Don't crack a tooth, now! ;-) I'm going to try to be less vocal about things that bug me. We are doing ok but it has been really cold. Supposed to warm up for two days, then go back to the teens.

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  10. I'm all for bringing "Ike's" plan back. Only if we enforced the immigration laws that are on the books. I still remember when Reagan passed amnesty back when he was in office as part of the agreement for passing it was to build a border fence. I don't need to ask what happened........

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    1. You're right about how that worked out. Clinton did the same thing, legalizing hordes of illegals and then saying "but this is the last time."

      Obama has let more felons out of prison in his terms with "pardons' than the last four Presidents combined. He tried to legalize all the one's that were here and it was a near thing. Now we just have to see if enough people will back Trump to really do something about it.

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  11. That billboard cracks me up. It is interesting how a state of people feel mostly the same when it comes to hot topics.

    Nebraska is really conservative. I'm not sure that I relate with everything, but I do on some topics.

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