Anna Daniels from the SD Free Press is discussing some of the effect repatriation and operation wetback had on the Mexican and Mexican American community. The United States has encouraged and used Mexican and Mexican American labor when needed and then deported them when economic downturns occurred. In the late 1920’s and early 1930 enforced laws to deport them. Some people referred to it as ethnic cleansing. The U.S. government and the Mexican Government worked together to deport Mexicans and in some cases Mexican American to Mexico by promising land and live stock Some were given land but in such rock and rough locations that it was impossible to farm. Operation Wet back occurred in the 1950. In some cases deportation took place by the ship load taking Mexicans and Mexican American from Texas to Veracruz, Mexico. The opuses was that they were trying to save jobs for the veterans that had returned from WWII and Korea. Today under the current administration and the plan to build a wall has brought some of these beliefs out as a way to save our country.

1 In her role as editor Anna will speak as to why history and learning the role of history in our life is important. / 2 Repatriation and the affect it had on San Diego Families. The apology for this act. / 3 Operation Wet back. President Trump has referred to this program in many of his speeches about deportation. / 4 Fear in the San Diego community, Contacting the ACLU and resisting.