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Internment camp survivors say proposed facilities to house migrant kids harken to state's past

By Emma Pettit

This article was originally published June 24, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. Updated June 25, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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During World War II Richard Yada's family was imprisoned at a Japanese internment camp in Rohwer, Arkansas. Richard Yada was born there.

A child cries at the Rohwer War Relocation Center in July 1945 in this photo taken by Paul Faris, Hendrix College photography and English teacher.

Richard Yada visits the Desha County land where he was confined as a child so frequently that he notices when the crops change.

A child cries at the Rohwer War Relocation Center in July 1945 in this photo taken by Paul Faris, Hendrix College photography and English teacher.

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jw91356 says... June 24, 2018 at 11:52 a.m.

I wish I could change the situation that happened to Mr Yoda but I can’t.
By the way we were at WAR with JAPAN!
Today we are at war with a different kind of assault on our country. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!!
We can not allow anyone to just walk in without going thru proper channels.
That is if you still want to keep your life style. So please people turn off CLINTON NEWS NETWORK and pull your head out and look around your home. If yo like what you see then help us get rid of CAREER POLITICIANS And the bleeding heart liberals in Washington.
Let the president do his job that I helped elect him to do.

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mrcharles says... June 24, 2018 at 2:57 p.m.

What was wrong then can be wrong. Those who went through it may have a standing to be listened to , whether you like it or not. Trump did two things, pardon Jack Johnson [ why , well the Ilks today who have come into power are the types who created the atrocity directed to him]. and said what Obama could have never said and probably lived, USA is not so innocent- no need to point out the instances as there is no need to be like the pope who in 2000 apologized for centuries of inhumanity to their fellow creations.

To be so wrong again may be the mantra of the haters, the hypocrites and trumpette's/gop red state types, but history looking back should show the errors of the ways of mere mammals.

I am thankful for the support of many of the celestial decoder systems leaders in opposition to have concentration camps established by the USA in the 2nd decade of the 21st century. This should give pause to many of their followers who also support without question the divinity and pronouncements of the trump.

Perhaps I am not wrong to say to some versions of those divine systems supporters , When you stand before your Deity , what was convenient during this time will not suffice to justice and mercy... but if justice and mercy mean nothing, then keep on doubling down to who St Saul said was the deity of this world.

How much does the USA spend yearly on dog and cat food, waste in the military?

Shame, eternal shame!

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richardyada says... June 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

To Mr. jw91356. I wish you could change the situation that happened to Mr YODA also Mr . jw91356. First I think you have watched too many Star War movies, Yoda was a character in the movies and the article refers to Mr. Yada. (a person name is there most important possession). Also , what does being at War with Japan have to do with putting me in prison without charge, without trial, without due process? My grandparents, my parents and I were all US citizens just like you. This type of thought process caused the incarceration in a concentration camp problem. Until people quit thinking in those terms the problems will continue I understand you meant no harm in this conversation, but your comment "we were at War with Japan, should have no significance in throwing my ass in jail. If we have laws that says you cannot come in to the USA without the proper paper work and process, then if you still come in, I think you might be an illegal immigrant.

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carpenterretired says... June 24, 2018 at 10:34 p.m.

Sounds like one fellow needs to turn off Fox News long enough to read the Gospel of Matthew , but he may be beyond pulling his own head out.

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CartoonDude says... June 25, 2018 at 7:16 a.m.

For goodness' sake, what does this man think we should do with unaccompanied kids entering our country? Put them out on the street? This is America: We take care of kids who enter unaccompanied.

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mrcharles says... June 25, 2018 at 10:02 a.m.

Jap woman, perhaps an ancestor of trump's supporters wrote that piece of paper. While true, certainly done with disregard for a human being. Carpenter, perhaps that is why it is also written, not all who say lord, lord will get their reward [ but it does imply they will have a reward of such-- I believe, which makes it true, than many of the repugnants will be those who tertillium will look down upon.

Would say more but have to go the tower of babel you can see off I-430 in West Little Rock, another man made expensive mountain to preach the gospel of Jesus and of course do the work of the lord with coffee, or as Uncle Joe says a cozy place to discuss the number of angels who can dance on the head of a pin.

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jig49 says... June 25, 2018 at 12:59 p.m.

Do you notice how easily some will almost gleefully offer any excuse for the traumatic mistreatment of others? I may not have the answer to our most disturbing delimahs, but all things are worthy of applying a little human compassion, whilst we ponder those great questions! Concentration-like camps don't seem to be appropriate for our immigration problems. Most of us just don't have the moral appetite for that sort thing anymore.

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DonnaJordan says... June 25, 2018 at 9:38 p.m.

I want to know if theae people have been checked for diseases we have been vaccinated for and have they been vaccinated since being in USA ? If they aew moving them all over the US they are a danger to our kids . I am for anyone coming here for a better life legally . But i am afraid these people coming in illegally will cause outbreaks all over the country. Possibly of things we have not be vaccinated for because it is something from there country we dont have or never been exposed to? Am i the only one concerned about this in Arkansas with kids possibly coming here?

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DonnaJordan says... June 25, 2018 at 9:40 p.m.

I want to know if these people have been checked for disease, we have been vaccinated for and have they been vaccinated since being in USA ? If they are moving them all over the US they are a danger to our kids . I am for anyone coming here for a better life legally . But i am afraid these people coming in illegally will cause outbreaks all over the country. Possibly of things we have not be vaccinated for because it is something from there country we dont have or never been exposed to? Am i the only one concerned about this in Arkansas with kids possibly coming here?

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