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Given the current national debate over immigration reform and the plethora of anti-immigrant policies, practices, and laws, school curriculums should include materials that will allow students to learn about, and reflect on, the impact this debate has on the lived realities of those most impacted. Specifically, teachers and their students will greatly benefit from a more in-depth investigation of a time in U.S. history when U.S. Mexicans were unconstitutionally deported in the 1930s. The goal of this article is to illuminate this critical piece of history that has either been ignored and/or misunderstood. It documents the experiences of the survivors--specifically, the children of Mexican descent born in the United States--and offers supporting lessons and resources for teachers and their students.