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[Constitutional principles involved in the relocation program]
War Relocation Authority: publisher
Myer, Dillon S.: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Statement by War Relocation Authority Director Dillon S. Myer primarily regarding leave regulations given to many incarcerees presented to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Gives justification and procedures of incarceration, states that incarceration camps are not a necessary part of the evacuation process and are only temporary in the process of relocating the incarcerees into new homes and jobs. Lists criteria that must be met for an incarceree to be granted indefinite leave including security, employment, support in the community, and keeping the WRA informed of change of address. Cites Supreme Court case of Gordon Hirabayashi v. United States who was convicted of defying the curfew and evacuation orders. The supreme court ruled that the curfew orders were a valid exercise of the war power, but made no decision on the charge of defying evacuation orders.
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The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
Race and racism--Discrimination
World War II--Propaganda--Media propaganda
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Discriminatory laws
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Legal cases
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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