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"In 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner." 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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"In 1954, Ike 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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*[http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0706/p09s01-coop.html How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico] - John Dillin, ''Christian Science Monitor''
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Revision as of 17:27, 14 March 2009

"In 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner."[1] And for the next 2 years, illegal aliens were caught and sent back to Mexico, freeing up jobs for American citizens.

"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."[1]

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  • 1.0 1.1 How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico - John Dillin, Christian Science Monitor