Office of Undergraduate Research

The Names of the Lost: The (In)Visibility of the Deported, 1945-2013

This project considers the ways that advocates were able to publicize the cases of individual immigrants before 1965. With the rise of the term "illegal alien" after Operation Wetback (1952054) and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1965, individual stories disappeared in mass media accounts of mass deportation of "illegal aliens" and "wetbacks".

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