Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LA Supervisors Apologize for Unconstitutional Deportation of Mexican Americans During the 1930s

The LA County Board of Supervisors has apologized for its role in the forcible removal of thousands of US citizens of Mexican descent in the 1930's. The apology acknowledges the Board of Supervisors' own participation in sanctioning raids and misinformation that led to the forcible removal of about 400,000 legal US citizens from California alone, and an estimated 2 million citizens and non-citizens nation-wide. Pacifica's Dan Fritz files this report.