How the U.S. Expelled Over a Half Million U.S. Citizens to Mexico in 1930s | Link TV
How the U.S. Expelled Over a Half Million U.S. Citizens to Mexico in 1930s
President Donald Trump is slated to give his first presidential address to Congress today. Democratic lawmakers have begun giving their tickets away to immigrants as a protest against Trump’s push to increase deportations and to block residents from some Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
This, however, is not the first time people of Mexican descent have been demonized, accused of stealing jobs, and forced to leave the country. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, more than a million people residing in the United States were deported to Mexico — about 60 percent of them were U.S. citizens of Mexican descent.
We speak to the preeminent scholar on this often overlooked chapter of American history: Francisco Balderrama, professor of American history and Chicano studies at California State University, Los Angeles. He is co-author of "Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s."
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