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星期四, 11月 17, 2016

Rep. Chu Condemns Trump Surrogate’s Comments on Japanese American Internment as Precedent for Muslim Registry

Rep. Chu Condemns Trump Surrogate’s Comments on Japanese American Internment as Precedent for Muslim Registry
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement condemning comments by supporters of President-elect Trump who cite Japanese American internment camps as a “precedent” for the creation of a Muslim registry: 

“Any proposal to force American Muslims to register with the federal government, and to use Japanese imprisonment during World War II as precedent, is abhorrent and has no place in our society. These ideas are based on tactics of fear, division, and hate that we must condemn. The incarceration of innocent Japanese Americans due to wartime hysteria and racism was a dark chapter in our nation’s history which led to civil rights violations so unconscionable that Congress later apologized for it. Like Japanese incarceration, imposing a registry upon American Muslims goes against our constitutional values and our very principles as a nation. We will remain vigilant and push back against the creation of any such registry, and implore the President-elect to recognize the basic civil and constitutional rights of all Americans.”