"The good old days": Mexican immigration history lesson

    You learn something new every day., after the jump:

    The most egregious example was in the Depression, when over 1 million U.S. citizens were deported to Mexico:https://t.co/MmKVRsWVKG

    — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) July 28, 2019

    In the 1950s, over a million people, some of them U.S. citizens, were deported to Mexico in "Operation Wetback":https://t.co/gmU9HiMZGo

    — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) July 28, 2019


    More; mind boggling:

    Dumb cracker me almost got punched out for making a stupid apparently-not-considered-funny "wetback" joke my 1st semester college. (this was "the help", not a student). A lot of non-book learning once on campus. A shame a lot of people seemed to miss out on these "electives" during their time in higher education.

    Ran across some business exec's blog the other day, seems the final exam for a business class contained only the question, "What's the name of the women who cleans the halls at the building entrance?" or something to that effect. Quite a few failed the test & had to retake. (I made sure to find out the names of the new hires - ok, not so new - at reception the next day).

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