The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has issued a formal apology for the repatriaton of about two million people of Hispanic descent who were forced to relocate to Mexico in the 1930s. It’s estimated over 50 percent of those repatriated were actually American citizens. Many were forced to abandon their properties. The state legislature formally apologized for the same chapter in California history in 2005. A commemorative plaque will be installed at L.A.’s La Plaza de Artes y Cultura on Sunday. The L.A. Times has more.
“L.A. was very much part of these official roundups,” said Supervisor Gloria Molina. “There’s a point in time where the only thing you can do is offer an apology.”