Republican Presidential front runner Donald Trump says his plan to deport undocumented workers from the…
Trump again cites a 1950s immigration plan but promises to “do it humanely.”
By ABC News
— — It was a presidential directive in the 1950s that carried the offensive yet official name of “Operation Wetback.”
Ordered by President Dwight Eisenhower, its controversial tactics prompted a congressional investigation and was eventually stopped because of the expense. But today the operation is the cornerstone of presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s plan to round up and deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Eisenhower’s program managed to deport almost an estimated 1 million Mexican undocumented immigrants, mostly temporary or seasonal workers, on trains, buses, trucks and even cargo ships, according to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). It’s a program Trump says he will model if elected president, promising MSNBC this morning he will send undocumented Americans home to Mexico using “a deportation force and you’re going to do it humanely.”