Laura Ingraham agrees with guest that "Operation Wetback" should be recreated to deport immigrants

Laura Ingraham agrees with guest that "Operation Wetback" should be recreated to deport immigrants

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From the February 6 edition of PodcastOne's The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast:

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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): 72 percent approved of the immigration position in the speech. Thats -- what did we say. We always said--

PAT BUCHANAN: I think the way he describes it, if you talk about border security and keeping out folks who are walking in illegal and who are basically getting in and piling into the welfare state and bankrupting the country and keeping the criminals out, I think that is a winning position.

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INGRAHAM: There was no debate about Operation Gatekeeper. It was just a bipartisan thing. Of course you got to enforce the border. That's how crazy things are today. 

BUCHANAN: I think, I believe and I may be mistaken, but I believe that there was a time when Walter Mondale and Cesar Chavez went down to look at the border and said we got to stop folks from coming in and taking the jobs of our farmworkers here. And when Ike [President Dwight Eisenhower] did it back in 1952/53, it was called "Operation Wetback," but he sent those folks back and they were not wildly controversial. Everybody felt, look it's our home and we got an immigration policy, and these folks are breaking the laws and breaking in and we are going to send them back.

INGRAHAM: Eisenhower deported 80,000 people. 

BUCHANAN: Yeah Ike eventually got a million -- a million went home, and they were sending them back on buses and ships and everywhere back there to Mexico.

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Immigration
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PodcastOne
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Laura Ingraham, Pat Buchanan
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The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast
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