Opinion

Border Crisis Prompting New Xenophobic Drumbeat for an Old Disgrace—Detention Camps

Seventy-two years ago, U.S. military locked members of my family, along with many other Japanese-Americans, in prison camps behind barbed wire.

Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. 
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