“Aching Hearts of Mothers and Babes” 1919

After the Palmer Raids, over 800 foreign citizens were deported, leaving their families destitute and alone. This letter was written by some of their wives who pled to be deported along with their husbands in order to keep their families intact.

National Archives, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service

“Aching Hearts of Mothers and Babes”