From the archives: Exile

When United States deported thousands of US citizens to Mexico, when an Arizona town exiled 1,300 striking miners, when Bulgaria exiled the world’s last tsar, and the Soviet Union’s 101 kilometre exile.

Mexican Repatriation
NY Daily News Archive / Public domain

The Mexican Repatriation saw hundreds of thousands of people deported from the United States to Mexico, many of them US citizens.

In 1917 a posse led by the town sheriff of Bisbee, Arizona, kidnapped and exiled 1,300 striking miners.

Simeon II, the final tsar, was exiled from Bulgaria in 1946. Fifty years later, he returned.

In the Soviet Union, troublemakers were not allowed to come closer than 101 kilometres to any major city.

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