Wetback is a derogatory term used in the United States to refer to foreign citizens
living in the U.S., most commonly Mexicans. The word mostly targets illegal ...
"Wetback is a derogatory term used to describe Mexicans who have immigrated
illegally to the United States by swimming or wading across the Rio Gra...
offensive —used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a Mexican who
enters the U.S. illegally. See wetback defined for English-language learners.
Wetback definition, a contemptuous term used to refer to a Mexican laborer who
enters the U.S. illegally, as by wading the Rio Grande. See more.
Nov 11, 2015 ... "Wetbacks." In 1954, Eisenhower's attorney general, Herbert Brownell, expanded
a Border Patrol effort to repatriate Mexicans who had entered ...
Mar 29, 2013 ... Critics say the term wetback — which refers to workers who came to the United
States by swimming across the Rio Grande — has never been ...
Apr 1, 2013 ... When Boyle Heights shop owner Arturo Macias hears fellow Latinos use the
Spanish word for "wetback," he doesn't necessarily take offense.
Apr 11, 2013 ... Alaska Congressman Don Young (R-AK) referred to Mexican farm workers as “
wetbacks.” in a recent radio interview on KRBD-FM (Ketchikan, ...
Nov 11, 2015 ... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed to the Eisenhower-era
program that deported masses of Latino immigrants. But the ...
May 28, 2013 ... White guy calls Mexicans "wetbacks"... dogpile ensues. Joe Schroeder.
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