Revisiting U.S. Mass Deportation Campaign ‘Operation Cloudburst’ (Operation Wetback Circa 1954)

Border Wall at Tijuana and San Diego Border

By Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor, History and African-American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Border Patrol officers detaining immigrants in a field after a few local raids. U.S. Border Patrol Museum On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed that if he was elected president, he would resurrect Operation Wetback of 1954. Operation Wetback, the story…