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Trump proves GOP proclamations of mortal affront untrue

Trump proves GOP proclamations of mortal affront untrue

In 2006, then-Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce advocated the return of a 1954 program for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. It was called "Operation Wetback." In 2010, Sen. David Vitter, Republican from Louisiana, released a campaign ad that depicted a bunch of seedy-looking Mexicans, some with gang bandannas, slipping through a hole in a border fence to invade America. In 2011, Rep. Mo Brooks, Republican from Alabama, said of undocumented immigrants: "I will do anything short of shooting them" to make them stop "taking jobs from American citizens." That same year, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain vowed to build an...

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