Posted on February 23, 2012

LA County Supervisors Apologize for Repatriation of Mexican-Americans

Walnut Patch, February 21, 2012

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today issued a formal apology for the repatriation of more than 1 million U.S. citizens who were forced to relocate to Mexico in the 1930s.

Supervisor Gloria Molina recommended the apology to those of Mexican ancestry who were coerced to leave the United States in the face of threats and acts of violence beginning in 1929.

It is estimated that 2 million people were moved in the mass migration and about 60 percent of those were born in the U.S. About 400,000 U.S. citizens and legal residents were moved to Mexico from California alone.