America’s last mass deportation was a successful campaign of fear

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Donald Trump cited the Eisenhower era’s Operation Wetback as a model for his deportation plans. President Eisenhower deported more than one million undocumented immigrants in 1954. The vast majority of the deportees lived in Texas and California.

Credits

Guest:
Natasha Iskander - Professor at New York University - @natashaiskander

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy