Immigration

Montana Congressional Candidate: US Needs Another Operation Wetback

Says Eisenhower deported 1.4 million under an operation called that in the 50s

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A real estate investor who is vying for a congressional seat in Montana says he has the solution to illegal immigration.

"It was called 'Operation Wetback' and that policy repatriated about 1.4 million illegal aliens that were in America from Mexico," KXLF TV's website quoted Drew Turiano, who describes himself as a Christian Tea Party candidate, as saying. "He repatriated them along with their American-born children. President Eisenhower did that, it was called Operation Wetback. I think America needs another Operation Wetback."

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