Could A Reprise Of Eisenhower’s ‘Operation Wetback’ Solve The Illegal Immigration Crisis?

The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower saw two significant initiatives affecting U.S. immigration and immigrants.

Boundless–In 1953 Eisenhower signed the Refugee Relief Act of 1953, welcoming 214,000 more European immigrants to the U.S. than were allowed under the current system of visa quotas. The 1953 Act was in many ways a continuation of the 1948 Displaced Persons Act, which had expired in 1952.

Eisenhower’s administration also presided over the pejoratively-named “Operation Wetback,” the mass deportation of up to 1.3 million undocumented Mexicans illegally in California, Arizona and Texas. The operation, which lasted several months, went forward with at least the tacit approval of the Mexican government, labor groups, and Mexican Americans worried that uncontrolled immigration made the lives of legal immigrants more difficult. The raids disrupted agricultural work in the effected areas, and several Mexicans died due to heat stroke while in the custody of U.S. immigration officials.

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Musk vows to pay legal costs for users who get in trouble at work for their tweets

NPR–Elon Musk said X, formerly known as Twitter, will cover the legal costs of anyone who gets in trouble with their boss for their activity on his social media platform.

“If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill,” Musk wrote Saturday on X.

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The tech billionaire further promised there was “no limit” on the amount the company would be willing to pay — despite plunging advertising revenue and a growing threat to X from Meta’s newly unveiled Twitter-like platform, Threads.

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