Monday, January 2, 2006


Mass eviction to Mexico in 1930s spurs CA apology

Carlos Guerra was only 3 years old when Los Angeles County authorities came to his family's house in Azusa and ordered his mother, a legal United States resident, and her six American-born children to leave the country. It was 1931. The administration of President Herbert Hoover backed a policy that would repatriate hundreds of thousands of Mexican Americans, more than half of them United States citizens. Now California, for its part, wants to say it is sorry.

The Sacramento Bee 01/02/2006