What did Presidents Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower have in common?
During the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of all illegal immigrants in order to make jobs available to American citizens who desperately needed work.
Harry Truman deported more than 2 million illegal immigrants after World War II to create jobs for returning veterans.
In 1954, Dwight Eisenhower began a program that deported 13 million Mexicans. The program continued until late 1963. It was done so WWII and Korean War veterans would have a better chance at jobs. It took 10 years, but they deported them.
Now, if they could deport the illegal immigrants then, they could surely do it today. Why, you might ask, can’t they do this today? Actually, the answer is quite simple. Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower were men of honor, not untrustworthy politicians looking for votes.
James W. Anderson