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Tag: Mexican immigration
As in the ‘30s, the arbitrary policy of herding Mexicans illegally onto buses, trains and airplanes to repatriate them stirred new resentment in many Mexican Americans. Many families were disrupted. Feelings of mistrust, hostility and alienation from the prevailing Anglo society were magnified, especially since violence was not eschewed, even by elderly persons who had lived peacefully in American communities for many years.
It’s been said that money is the mother’s milk of politics and, while that’s true, it’s also true that fear is powerful currency in the hands of unscrupulous politicians.