Japanese and Native Americans save immigrant children: Protests against immigration policies are kicking into high gear
Lawton, Oklahoma - July 20, hundreds of protesters united against the idea of using Fort Sill to keep thousands of immigrant children, separated from their parents. During World War II this fort was a Japanese American internment camp.
"We will not allow history to repeat itself with a concentration camp for immigrant children," said Brenda Lozano, program development coordinator at Dream Action Oklahoma, in a statement. "Generations of Japanese, Native American, and Black people have all been hurt by Fort Sill," according to msn.com.
Because of the loopholes in immigration law used by illegal immigrants, a huge number of undocumented children have been coming to the USA in recent years. More than 40 thousand illegal children are currently in custody until the decision is made by the responsible government authorities.
Many protesters cite the status of this fort, as the place of unfair imprisonment of Japanese Americans and Native Americans and that they want to prevent another erroneous decision in the US immigration policy.
The rally was also directed towards the current governor of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, so that he ceased to cooperate with ICE.
"We must defund these out-of-control agencies and shut down this system of hate and human cages," said Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action.