Harry S Truman on Immigration
"What did Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common? Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens; Truman deported over two million Illegals after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans; then Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican Nationals!"
Is it true? This distortion of history but has picked up momentum as the immigration debate has heated up again. This e-mail's message is bogus for all three presidents. Details:
Truman did not try to "create jobs for returning veterans" by ordering deportations. In fact, he signed legislation protecting the rights of Mexican migrant laborers recruited legally to help harvest US crops, and was unable to win congressional approval of measures to crack down on employers of illegal immigrants. During his nearly eight years in office, about 3.4 million were deported or left "voluntarily" under threat of deportation.
But the legislation Truman signed had to do with keeping legal guest workers flowing across the border to harvest US crops. He said the bill he signed didn't go far enough. He wanted stricter sanctions against employers who harbor illegal aliens, but Congress refused.
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George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
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