It Is possible: Swingin for the Border Fence With such a background, it is not surprising that Swing provided aggressive leadership as Commissioner of the INS, reorganizing the service and appointing fellow retired generals to key posts. Corrupt and powerful Congressmen, such as Senator Lyndon Johnson of Texas who served the interests of corporate agribusiness and had been able to frustrate the efforts of the Border Patrol, now found themselves facing a new kind of Commissioner in Swing. Moreover, Swing had the full support of President Eisenhower. Disregarding political pressure from Johnson and other such Congressmen, Swing quickly formulated a plan for the apprehension and deportation of illegal aliens, naming it Operation Wetback. On D-day, June 17, 1954, Swing sent 750 of his Border Patrol agents into the field to begin a sweep through Arizona and California. Within a month, Jumpin Joes boys had taken more than 50,000 illegal aliens into custody (and half a million more, fearing arrest, had self-deported) See how quick they were leaving Az, once the process got started it would practically take care of itself. As long as they know nothings going to be done to them for being here illegal they're gonna stay, threat jail time and watch that change.