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'''Operation Wetback''' was a immigration enforcement effort originated to ensure jobs for [[American]] military personnel returning from service during [[World War II]] and the [[Korean War]].
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"In 1954, [[President]] [[Dwight D. Eisenhower]] appointed retired Gen. Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Swing, a former [[West Point]] classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new [[INS]] commissioner."<ref name=wetback> [http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0706/p09s01-coop.html How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico] - John Dillin, ''Christian Science Monitor''</ref> And for the next 2 years, illegal aliens were caught and sent back to Mexico, freeing up jobs for American citizens.
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:"Patrol veterans say enforcement could also be aided by a legalized [[guest-worker]] program that permits Mexicans to register in their country for temporary jobs in the US. Eisenhower's team ran such a program. It permitted up to 400,000 Mexicans a year to enter the US for various agriculture jobs that lasted for 12 to 52 weeks."<ref name=wetback />
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== References ==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category: Immigration]]
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[[Category:United States Government]]
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[[Category: United States Law]]
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[[Category:Mexico]]
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