In the 1930s, US citizens were deported to Mexico because of their ancestry

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Like Donald Trump, Herbert Hoover campaigned on a promise of protecting American jobs by slashing the number of immigrants allowed to enter the U.S. Once Hoover was in office, he expelled immigrants en masse. Many of them were from California.

Credits

Guest:
Francisco Balderrama - Cal State LA; Co-Author of “A Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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