JACL Deplores the Government’s Use of Hirabayashi as Justification in Guantanamo Case

June 14, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org In the government’s response to a petition from Ammar al Baluchi, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and suspect from the 9/11 attack, the government apparently quoted from the Hirabayashi supreme court…

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FY2019 Budget Proposal Eliminates Funding for Japanese American History Preservation

February 15, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffery Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue , Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org The President’s budget proposal unveiled this week includes the elimination of funding for the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grants Program. The JACS Grant program, authorized in 2006, has provided…

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Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017

December 20, 2017 – On the anniversary of the Korematsu Supreme Court decision, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Senator Mazie Hirono introduced S.2250 the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017. The legislation seeks to prevent human rights violations like the Japanese American Incarceration from happening again. Co-sponsors include Senators Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Dianne…

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JACL Continues Opposition to Newly Issued Immigration Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org The JACL continues to oppose the Muslim country travel ban. The addition of three more nations to the Muslim country ban list does not alter the inherent flaws…

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