Deportation of illegal immigrants in the United States

By the early 1950s in the United States, through the southern border with Mexico, penetrated up to one million illegal immigrants a year. Truman and Eisenhower decided to put an end to it and expel up to three million people, and they were worried more about flourishing of corruption in the southern states, linked to profit from illegal labor of Mexicans on US farms and ranches, and public dissatisfaction of dumping wages. Illegals were paid half the standard wage, so to the American landowners it was profitable to hire these people, and for that they were willing to bribe public officials.

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Mexican migrants near their shack, Imperial Valley, California, 1935

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American border guards stop immigrants from Mexico, 1948

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Deportation to Mexico, presumably July 1954

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Mexicans at work, the end of the 40s

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The group of Mexican workers from northern Indiana and Illinois are sent on a train to Chicago, Illinois. Then they will be deported to Mexico. July 27, 1954

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Deportation to Mexico by bus, 1954

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Arrested Mexican illegals, 1950s

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Detention of migrants