Today, I received an email that was forwarded (or possibly sent by virus) about the 3 former presidents who deported illegal immigrants “to make jobs for American Citizens who needed jobs”, and how it was such a great idea, and that we don’t do it today because our politicians not “men of honor”. See email.

The Email
Change the names in the email and it reminds me of Propaganda from Nazi Germany. If Nazi Germany had email then, they might have had more success with their campaign. The progaganda in the email is aimed at influencing the ignorant masses.

Do your homework people…
Roosevelt sent a letter to help define what an American was and set forth the guidelines and rules for becoming a true American in the immediate aftermath of the first world war. He said,
“…we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace or origin.”

Truman appointed a commission in 1950 to look into the extent of illegal migration. However, the legislation Truman eventually signed did not help create jobs for returning veterans; in actuality, it protected the rights of Mexican migrant workers hired legally to harvest U.S. crops. When veterans returned home, the economy was booming and there was a great lack of jobs.

Just as an FYI, Truman also veto’d the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 because he thought it to be “un-American” and discriminatory”. In his veto message he said “We do not need to be protected against immigrants from these countries–on the contrary we want to stretch out a helping hand..”

Hoover, who was president from 1929 to 1933, never issued any official documents ordering the deportation of all illegal immigrants, he did initiate actions to reduce immigration INTO the US. There was however a “Repatriation” campaign going on at the same time.

Also conveniently removed from the email was the apology to latino familes, from the same government that enforced much the action, for the “unconstitutional removal and coerced emigration of United States citizens and legal residents of Mexican descent”.

Still support massive deportation? Did you also know that a large portion of people deported during the times were actually legal citizens and that this turned into an ethnic cleansing for many. Hmmm, Hitler again…and we had the nerve to go to war about and what he was doing at about the same time. I guess it was ok then because “WE ARE AMERICANS.” Who got the idea first? Most of those reported “departures” were because people feared for their lives and families and they left on their own accord. The event was also carried out without Due Process. Just in case you didn’t know, the Right of Due Process is from the Fifth Amendment, as in the Constitutional Amendments AKA, Bill of Rights.

It’s call Repatriation, and this country has seen Black Repatriation, Japanese Repatriation, Irish Repatriation, Native American Repatriation, Filipino Repatriation and of course, Mexican Repatriation. Side note, the term repatriation was often used by Communist governments to describe the large scale state sponsored ethnic cleansing actions and expulsion of national groups. So far, I am not feeling real good about this Repatriation.

And you don’t read about this Mexican Repatriation in many history books. Why? Because repatriation is a kind of a dark stain on our country’s history. More dark US History, see Eugenics.


For the record, I think everyone has a right to get up on a soapbox and express their views, key word being THEIR views. If you are going to forward along and email with someone else’s soapbox chatter, research it and give me YOUR opinions too. I don’t mind getting an email full of YOUR words and YOUR opinions. As a matter of fact, I am happy to hear all about YOUR point of view. I am an American who embraces diversity in thought and belief.

You gotta wonder, why DON’T you ever see an email like this with the senders real opinion and commentary? Ok, let me guess. It’s acceptable to send out if someone ELSE wrote it, but not if YOU wrote it. What are we afraid of? Are we afraid that someone might read it? Are we afraid of being wrong? Are we afraid of speaking our own truths? I guess I am afraid as well, because the majority of you will not get this via email.

If you are going to forward another persons opinion today and not your own why not forward mine. At least I did some research and gave an opinion of my OWN words. Commentary welcome, as long as it’s your OWN words.