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The text of Public Law 503 issued by Congress to enforce and Executive Order made by the President in 1942. The law states the penalty for anyone who interfered with military areas or procedures, which includes a fine up to $5,000, a prison sentence of a year, or both. The Executive Order and Public Law were enacted to give authority to the military for the evacuation and removal of Japanese Americans. 1 page, typescript 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. batch5