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Fri Aug 26, 2016, 03:57 PM

A 1917 quote that could have come from Trump's mouth in 2016..............

I was doing some research on the forced deportations of Mexicans from 1929 to about 1935. I saw an aside that referred to the Brisbee deportations in 1917. These were mostly IWW members striking against a mining company in Brisbee, they were arrested, detained and then put on a train to New Mexico.

When the Attorney General of Arizona was asked by the US Attorney General what law(s) had been broken, this was his response:

"I have no statute that I had in mind. Perhaps everything that I did wasn't legal....It became a question of 'Are you American, or are you not?'" "I would repeat the operation any time I find my own people endangered by a mob composed of eighty percent aliens and enemies of my Government."

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