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ACLU: The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering

Seventy-five years ago, in one of the darkest moments in American history, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Immediately, the federal government began forcing 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps for fear they posed a threat to national security.

The Washington Post: FDR issued an executive order sending Japanese Americans to internment camps — 75 years ago

The documents would expose everything: the racism inherent in the president’s executive order, the cynical politics behind it, the lies told in court to defend it.

Marin Independent Journal: Marin Voice – Looking back 75 years, at Japanese internment order

Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. Issued in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt’s exclusionary edict laid the groundwork for the round-up and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast to be relocated to interior states as a “military necessity.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: From Roosevelt to Trump, Japanese Americans see similarity in executive orders signed 75 years apart

In 1944, the majority of Supreme Court justices agreed that the nation’s security concerns outweighed the Constitution’s promise of equal rights.

The New York Times: When Lies Overruled Rights

When President Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven majority Muslim countries, he hurled us back to one of the darkest and most shameful chapters of American history. Executive orders that go after specific groups under the guise of protecting the American people are not only unconstitutional, but morally wrong. My father, and so many other Americans of Japanese descent, were targets of just such an order during World War II.

MinnPost: How to remember the wartime Japanese-American incarceration

Seventy-five years ago — on Feb. 19, 1942 — President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, a catalyst behind the forced removal and mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. America was at war with Japan.

The Japan Times: Trump immigration policies deja vu for descendants of WWII internees

Seventy-five years ago an executive order issued by then-U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt uprooted the families of Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry, or Nikkei, who were removed from Western coastal regions in the U.S. and taken to remote, guarded camps.

Newsweek: At Former Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar, a History Lesson for Trump's Extreme Vetting

The drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to Manzanar, the former Japanese-American internment camp in California’s remote Eastern Sierra region, takes about seven hours. There is no other way to get there, and there is no way to make the drive shorter. For most of the way, I listen to an audiobook: Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge, about the improbable rise of a B-movie actor to the presidency of the United States.

The Rafu Shimpo: ‘From Mass Incarceration of JAs to Muslim Ban’

SAN FRANCISCO — “From Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans to the Muslim Ban: Remembrance and the Continuing Fight for Justice” will be presented on Friday, Feb. 17, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, 55 Columbus Ave. in San Francisco.