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Immigration has indeed been a problem over the years

Published 9:31am Friday, July 19, 2013 Updated 11:37am Friday, July 19, 2013

Mandy, oh Mandy, what a lot of errors you have written.

In the early 30′s there was a “repatriation” campaign in some cities and counties such as Los Angeles and Detroit. About one million Mexicans were returned to Mexico and likely a significant number of American-born dependents, as well as others who were here legally.

Such was the tempo of the times that if you “looked” Mexican in public places you could be arrested.

The motivating force for this was local rather than national, but Hoover was president so I guess he could be blamed.

On President Truman, nada, zip.

From 1946-1952, less than 1.5 million entered most from European countries fleeing the aftermath of WW 2 According to Politico, “it isn’t credible that an even larger number could have been deported during that time”

Under President Eisenhower “operation wetback” was real, but 13 million deported is wildly high.

Do you have any idea of the logistics to move 13 million people in the two years 1953-1954?

Hitler was swamped moving six million around over a period of six years.

At the beginning of World War II, there was a shortage of home-front workers so the federal government initiated the Bracero program which brought Mexican workers in to fill jobs that otherwise would not have been filled.

However, and here is the rub: the government looked the other way when companies brought in their own illegal Mexican workers. Enter “operation wetback” to round up company illegals and others that came in outside of the Bracero program. “Operation Wetback” took place from 1953-1954. Official federal statistics show 150,000 illegals and about 3.9 million “voluntary departures,” those who left one step ahead of the authorities, but it was never 13 million over two years

So you could blame Hoover, flat wrong on Truman and wildly exaggerated under Eisenhower.

Please do read some immigration history. Hatred abounds (enough to warm the cockles of your heart) for the Irish, the Germans, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Hispanic, and of course, the Black immigrants, not to mention the Poles, the Czechs, the Romanians, etc., etc. There is no end to the unpleasantness we can dump on those not “us.”


Norma Jensen


  • Walt Henry

    This from a transcript from Univision’s “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos” program (King is Republican Steve King from Iowa) “You don’t want to legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants,” Ramos asks. “So what would you do with them?”
    King responds by saying that giving in to calls to reform the country’s immigration system would amount to waiving the rule of law.
    Ramos circles back on his original question. “What would you do with them? I mean, the idea of self-deportation, as you know, with Mitt Romney just didn’t work.”
    King dismisses the question. “Well, here — it isn’t my responsibility to solve that problem,” he says. “And American citizens and legal Americans do not have a moral obligation to solve the problem of the 11 million people that are here unlawfully.”
    “So one of the pillars of American exceptionalism is the rule of law,” King says, “and if we destroy that because we are — the sympathy in our heart for the DREAMers is greater than our love for the rule of law, then we have failed, we failed our Founding Fathers, and we have diminished the destiny of this nation.”

    No Moral Obligation?

    This from Jesus-”And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

  • J Mullins

    Typical lib manipulating and redefining the language to conceal and obfuscate facts, Norma.

    You say there was “repatriaton” that you could “blame on” Hoover. Repatriation is the process of returning or sending back people to their country of origin. But, if anyone were to attempt to “repatriate” the 13 to 25 million people illegally in this country, you and your fellow libs would no doubt be screaming about “heartless actions to deprive them of their ‘just’ entitlement to remain here” and deprive our legal citizens of their jobs.

    As to actual numbers of illegals lawfully sent back to their countries of origin by the presidents referenced by Mandy, the estimates vary widely, depending on which of the online”sources” you read. At various times over the last several years I have read on Wikipedia (whose content can be altered by anyone who reads their fairy tales) that anywhere from none to tens of millions have been sent back. Other “truth teller” online sources are hardly better.

    Given the choice of accepting Mandy’s numbers or the disinformation of the anti-American left, I will consider Mandy being closer to the truth than your attempted coverup. Hint: any time I read the pronouncements of Larry Erickson/Walt Henry, AKA whoever suits his/her purpose of fostering his questionable cover as a Christian, at those times I know whoever Larry is attacking has uncovered facts Larry hates to allow people to know.

    • Walt Henry

      Mr. Mullins, your response is superficial. You lack historical reference. The word “repatriation” is significant. Consider why that word was used rather than something comical such as “self-deport.” You don’t have to guess at facts. Go to the source which in the case of Hoover would not likely to have been altered recently as part of some conspiracy or other. Also, my religious beliefs are not really important here. What IS important is what you have been told to do, how you have been directed to act by the Master, if in fact, you follow the path of Christ. (Notice how some Republicans in congress have turned on Rep. King? The kooks are cracking.)

      • J Mullins

        Unfortunately, Larry aka Walt, the “Master” to whom you generally show obeisance is Marx and his disciple 0bama, and the only “path” you follow regarding Christ is to distort his teachings to justify Godless socialism.
        And “repatriation” as used by N. Jensen seems an attempt to paint deportation by various programs under several presidents as a freely chosen and patriotic act implemented by those being deported. Redefine the language and you can justify anything is a tenet of Marxian disinformation.

        • Walt Henry

          Jerome, stop guessing and READ a little of the history of our country.
          And Mandy, your supporter, Jerome, thinks the Bible was written by Karl Marx. I guessing there’s a tent full of big shoes and rubber noses somewhere near to you.

        • Walt Henry

          Thanks for the laugh. The Bible written by Karl Marx? That’s a new one.

  • Elliot Dallavalle

    Thanks Norma for bringing to light some of the errors noted in Mandy’s previous LTE. She gets her info via emails from right wing spam producers. Her source of truthfull data. If it fits her political agenda, then it is therefore correct. Her children must be so proud of her.

  • Richard Olson

    It wouldn’t be so bad if conservatives were not soooooooooo predictable. Without going out on a limb I can safely predict that the next chain email from some as yet unknown conservative will be titled “America’s future depends upon being “one nation under God”.

    I know what you’re saying, “But how could you possibly know that Richard, are you a seer?” Nope, not a seer, just well read. I know that because that’s the latest missive being pushed by conservatives with some phony, made up stuff attributed to our forth President James Madison.

    The one I saw was tendered as a letter to the editor of the Morrison County Record by one Pastor Nate Borge. I suppose tea baggers thought the letter would contain a double whammy being from a supposed man of God bearing tidings from a former President of the United States offering the ten commandments as the foundation for our nations birth.

    It’s just a matter of time until Mandy, Camilla or that dweeb from Barrett gets his/her marching orders to paste their signature to this next letter to the editor and we can all go through this exercise again.

    • J Mullins

      I really feel for ya, Richard/Acker/Moe. It must be hard for you to continue your valiant fight against mental health, especially with those wascally Christains thrown into the mix.

      • Richard Olson

        Hey Jerome, why is it, when I mention Camilla’s name you always respond? And this time with the very same words Camilla used in a previous comment. You know what Bill would infer from that, don’t you.

      • J Mullins

        Richard, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
        Was it Camilla who said that first about your long running battle against mental health? Well then, thank you Camilla for your astute recollection of Richard/Acker/Curly rants over the years. Should some one of us point out that much of the venom he spews here is recycled Marx, Lenin, Alinskey, 0bama cant,verse, and chant?
        Richard, you constantly repeat your criticisms and attacks on people who believe in God, who hold conservative views, who reject your visions of socialist utopias. Should we search the archives for what you have said in past postings and demand you withdraw those statements each time you recycle them or what your twins Larry and Eliot have previously said?

        • Richard Olson

          There is another, more plausible explanation Jerome. That is that you and Camilla are one and the same,
          I know you are real because I’ve seen your tracks running through every conservative fiasco for the past several years. Camilla on the other hand has no phone number and no street address and remember your mentor the Wal-Mart Parking lot whirlwind said those were the standard and requirements to comment here as a real person.

          I did find three Camilla Ryan’s on the internet however, one is an astrophysicist in Norway. Which I ruled out immediately. Well not immediately, I had to stop laughing first, but then I ruled it out…way out. The second is a podiatrist specializing in stinky feet on les Champs-Elysées, in Paris. I thought there may be a local connection with that one. The only other possibility is a Camilla Ryan who works as a alligator wrestler in Louisiana. Locally referred to as three toes Ryan. On her days off she draws Wal-Mart parking lot maps with little stick figurers so shoppers don’t get run over by the asphalt striping cart.

          While the last one sounds like a real possibility, I await your verdict, since you know her better than anyone else.

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