In an interview on ABC this evening (Nov. 13), anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Obama for his comments on the candidate’s deportation ideas, which is based on an Eisenhower-era plan called “Operation Wetback.” The plan envisions a deportation force that would remove every undocumented immigrant from the United States.
The president wasn’t shy about calling it baloney.
“Imagine the images on the screen flashed around the world as we were dragging parents away from their children, and putting them in what, detention centers, and then systematically sending them out,” Obama told Stephanopolous. “Nobody thinks that that is realistic. But more importantly, that’s not who we are as Americans.”