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October 13, 2011




Smugglers improvise ramp to drive over border fence.


Clever. Shows lots of ingenuity. Really a shame it is put to this use!


"Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.

President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol."


I wonder how tall of a fence Ike built? No fence!?!? What an idiot.

" One of Swing's first decisive acts was to transfer certain entrenched immigration officials out of the border area to other regions of the country where their political connections with people such as Senator Johnson would have no effect.

Then on June 17, 1954, what was called "Operation Wetback" began. Because political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country.

By mid-July, the crackdown extended northward into Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and eastward to Texas.

By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.

Unlike today, Mexicans caught in the roundup were not simply released at the border, where they could easily reenter the US. To discourage their return, Swing arranged for buses and trains to take many aliens deep within Mexico before being set free.

Tens of thousands more were put aboard two hired ships, the Emancipation and the Mercurio. The ships ferried the aliens from Port Isabel, Texas, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, more than 500 miles south.

The sea voyage was "a rough trip, and they did not like it," says Don Coppock, who worked his way up from Border Patrolman in 1941 to eventually head the Border Patrol from 1960 to 1973."

I like Ike!


Problem solved by Ike. Back in the day we weren't held back by political correctness or hurting people's feelings.That solution could be used today but no one has the chops to proceed with it except maybe Sheriff Arpaio.


--Back in the day we weren't held back by political correctness or hurting people's feelings.--

Hence the name of the operation.

BTW, what's wrong with a wall in addition to other measures? I imagine having to build a truck like in the pic cuts down on numbers substantially.

Danube of Thought

--Back in the day we weren't held back by political correctness or hurting people's feelings.--

Back in the day Hispanics had little or no political clout in CA, AZ, NM or TX.


Indeed, Ignatz, indeed. A wall is beneficial. I just want to make people aware that it is not an end all solution.

Army of Davids

If somehow Cain wins the R nomination...he will win the entire South vs Obama.

Haley Barber would tell you the same thing.


He just did.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

TK: Back in the mid to late '60s, before I was married, I dated a guy who rode shotgun for taking illegals from So. Calif. on buses to Los Cruces, NM and from there they were flown a thousand miles into Mexico. I don't recall how many buses were operating, but my friend worked 7 days on, 7 off and the trips were constant day after day.


You won't have a name when you ride the big airplane

and all they will call you will be


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