“No cause occurs without effect, and no effect occurs without cause. No unjust action goes without penalty, and no action or thought flows unnoticed throughout the universe.” a quote written by Suzy kassem.
During the 1930’s Japan sought to further expand their empire. Beginning in 1937, The United States began to embargo oil supplies, scrap iron, and steel. In December that year Japan sunk on of the American Gunships called the Panay. Which Japan said they made a mistake. The United States was expecting an attack ongoing negotiations to end Japanese expansion. Not knowing that the United states was a potential attack site they weren’t prepared for the bombing. After the bombing an alarm rang signaling the bomb has hit pearl Harbor.
After the bombing there has been a lot of tension between the two. As stated in an article “the Pearl Harbor attack provoked a declaration of war by the United States on Japan the very next day, it would be several months before U.S. forces would get seriously involved militarily. In late spring of 1942, the United States and Japan engaged in a series of naval battles, climaxing in the Battle of Midway on June 3–6, 1942, in which Japan suffered a catastrophic defeat.
“. The Fight continued throughout 1944 and early 1945. At this time bombs hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were many were devastated. Most of America’s finances went into the reinvestment of the war.
America since that day has been unfair to the citizens of America and Non- citizens which eventually spiralled unto a couple problems down the line. Which made a big statement, The injustice and unjust actions via imprisoning or disowning one’s rights without due process which was wrong. America economically was falling apart and socially everything was going crazy. America’s were imprisoning people without due process. Many Japanese-Americans locked away in camps.
Which correlates to the immigration issue where all foreigners would not be able to enter America and some were kicked out of the country. Many consider this as a updated version from Totalitarian and oppression. A couple of other sources will help me explain the unfair and rather devastating effects of post Ww2. Showing that japanese internment camps and the immigration policy were not necessary, had a huge impact on America, and was unjust to imprison and kick American citizens out of the country without due process. Japanese Internment camps or relocation camps were used back in the 1945 to separate the Japanese from the American population. What caused this was the attack on Pearl Harbor which took place in 1941 where the Japanese bombed the base in Hawaii. After this attack America grew suspicious of undercover unwanted aliens of the japanese culture so they locked up according to Japanese-American Internment. (n.
d.)Retrieved January 29, 2018, from http://www.ushistory.org/us/51e.asp “Over 127,000 united states citizens” because they were of japanese ancestry. Many homes were sold, and many families were separated because some of the fathers were considered people spies for the Japanese.
This process of relocation caused a lot of families to lose a lot of money. Their houses were sold for half of what they were supposed to receive.In this source it talks about many American citizens who were scared and fearful of the Japanese-Americans, accusing them of suspicious acts and even blaming their race for Pearl Harbor.
Specifically on the West Coast, people displayed open hostility and vandalized property of Japanese-Americans. The prejudice came to Executive Order 9066, in where President Roosevelt ordered the “evacuation” of the japanese population. America thought they were protecting the Japanese from harassment by relocating them, but they took a step in the wrong direction. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor The United States government built these camps which had, barbed wire, military barracks, and even a guard tower. Which should not be necessary if they are trying to protect not opress. Mostly two-thirds of the population of interns were Japanese americans who were born in America. Even if the Intern had never been to Japan it would’ve made no difference in the total outcome.
Fred Korematsu challenged the legality of Executive Order 9066 but the Supreme Court ruled the action was justified as a wartime necessity. In the court case via Korematsu and the government it was said by komatsu paraphrased by me that the separation of big groups of citizens from their homes, under certain circumstances of` emergency, is inconsistent with our basic institutions of the government. But when, under the conditions of modern warfare, our homes are threatened by enemy forces, the power to protect and keep safe must be assured with the threatened danger.”It is argued that, on May 30, 1942, the date the petitioner was charged with remaining in the prohibited area, there were conflicting orders outstanding, forbidding him both to leave the area and to remain there.
Of course, a person cannot be convicted for doing the very thing which it is a crime to fail to do. But the outstanding orders here contained no such contradictory commands” this quote from the same case shows the injustice of what was going on in the camps. It was not until 1988 that the U.S. government attempted to apologize to those who had been interned. Later on George Takei a survivor of the Japanese internment camps spoke about his experience. George said as quoted on Maranzani, B.
(2017, February 10). George Takei on Internment, Allegiance and “Gaman”. Retrieved January 31, 2018, from http://www.history.com/news/george-takei “I, of course, was just a child of 4 when the order came down..
. My parents prepared for the evacuation order by attempting to figure out what to take with us. I remember my mother’s tears as we were forced from our home at gunpoint.” him only being 4, going through his mother crying and being held at gunpoint must’ve been scary. Once it was all over him and his family left with nothing but train ticket and $25 dollars each. This shows that they were treated horribly. With this being said this issue that was presented back then has caused a ripple effect of injustice with the immigration issue via Donald Trump.
Similar to the Japanese Imprisonment issue. Immigration to others has been a problem for years and they’ve had a dark past. The United States had major waves of immigration during the colonial era. Many immigrants came to America trying to get a greater economic opportunity, while some, arrived in seek of religious freedom. From the 17th to 19th centuries, hundreds of thousands of African slaves came to America against their will. The first federal legislation restricting immigration was the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. Individual states regulated immigration before 1892 opening of Ellis Island, the country’s first federal immigration station.
New laws in 1965 ended the system that was more toward European immigrants, and today, the majority of the country’s immigrants come from Asia and Latin America. Foreigners are forced to be kick out of america without due process as well. The Foreigners have done nothing wrong but it’s that stereotype of one for all that has caused this reform much like the issue with Japan. Ever since 9/11 and illegal drug smuggling our president Donald Trump punishes everyone who is not an american citizen calling them “drug dealers” and “Immigrants”. Which I find very unfair to the children and parent who were born immigrants. Some were even children who were born into this system of immigration. Consequently making them suffer just as much as the other.
Just like Fred Korematsu the Anti-Trump resistance: lawyers are trying to fight against trump and his sudden Immigration reform. In the article, F. (2017, February 16).
Forget Democrats in Congress-meet the lawyers leading the real anti-Trump insurrection. Retrieved January 31, 2018, from http://www.newsweek.com/trump-travel-immigration-ban-muslims-supreme-court-san-francisco-9th-circuit-555203″Trump administration a major blow when a federal appeals court panel unanimously denied the Trump administration’s request to reinstate its restrictions on the seven countries in question: Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. The case will continue to work its way through the courts” unanimously meaning that everyone disagrees with Trump’s decision. The process of this reformation is going to turn out much like The Japanese camps. The Foreigners are not going to get sent straight back to their countries.
There going to get put in relocation camps. They are going to be imprisoned without a law to state that they have to be kicked out of America. Amy Goodman who is a journalist stated “On Thursday, Roby Sanger was detained by ICE after dropping his two daughters off at school, while Gunawan Liem was detained after he dropped his daughter off at the school bus stop. Both men are Indonesian.
” ICE is already starting to capture foreigners detaining them. Trump has changed the Daca Law so now all of the immigrants including children will be affected much like the children of the 1942 japanese internment camps. The Daca program was created through the executive order by President Barack Obama.
It allowed certain people who came to the U.S. illegally as minors to be protected from immediate deportation.