Originally posted by @suzianne
If we're deporting Americans now, can we get Trump on the next bus out? Seriously.
Deporting US citizens to Mexico is nothing new.
"The Mexican Repatriation was a *mass deportation* of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans
from the United States between 1929 and 1936. Estimates of how many were
repatriated range from 500,000 to 2,000,000, of whom 60% were US-born citizens."
The 'history troll' No1Marauder (who has some awareness of anti-black racism but
evidently close to none about anti-Latino or anti-Asian racism in the USA) argued with
me about this subject (of which he apparently had known nothing until I wrote about it),
apparently attempting to deny that what happened was a 'deportation'.
My primary source (which I don't have in front of me now) was this book:
_Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s_
by Francisco E. Balderrama and Raymond Rodríguez (University of New Mexico Press)