Manzanarn served as an internment camp for 10,000 Japanese-American citizens and Japanese aliens during World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Many citizens never regained their lost property which was sold or given away. A half-century late Photograph: (Getty)
We did it with Iran, we did it in World War II with the Japanese: Carl Higbie
On Wednesday night, Trump surrogate Carl Higbie told Fox's Megyn Kelly that the creation of a Muslim registry in America created by a Trump administration has an established precedent: World War II Japanese internment camps.
Trump surrogates are already citing Japanese internment camps from WW II as "precedent" for Muslim registry pic.twitter.com/DVnjtom0mc— Brendan Karet (@bad_takes) November 17, 2016
During World War II, Americans, and for that matter Canadians, with Japanese ancestry were forced into relocation and incarceration. In America alone, about 110,000-120,000 Japanese lived in such camps.
Republican President Ronald Reagan issued an official apology to Japanese-Americans in the Civil Liberties act of 1988, which also paid out $20,000 to every surviving detainee, for a total cost of $1.2 billion.
Concerned Americans are gathering evidence of what the era of internment camps looked like.
Lest we forget, this is what "precedent" looks like. pic.twitter.com/QysTpGx5CJ— Jon Tsuei (@jontsuei) November 17, 2016