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2009-S69 on Jan 6, 2009


Source: S.69 & HR.42
    A bill to establish a fact-finding Commission to extend the study of a prior Commission to investigate and determine circumstances surrounding the relocation, internment, and deportation to Axis countries of Latin Americans of Japanese descent during WWII.
  • Establishes the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese descent.
  • Directs the Commission to extend the study of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians to investigate U.S. relocation, internment, and (in some cases) deportation to Axis countries of Latin Americans of Japanese descent held in U.S. custody from December 1941 through February 1948; and recommend appropriate remedies.
    Based on a preliminary study published in December 1982 by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, Congress finds the following:
  1. During World War II, the United States expanded its internment program and national security investigations to conduct the program and investigations in Latin America
  2. Approximately 2,300 men, women, and children of Japanese descent from 13 Latin American countries were held in the custody of the Department of State in internment camps operated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1941 through 1948.
  3. Those men, women, and children either were arrested without a warrant, hearing, or indictment by local police, and sent to the United States for internment; or in some cases involving women and children, voluntarily entered internment camps to remain with their arrested husbands, fathers, and other male relatives.
  4. Passports held by individuals who were Latin Americans of Japanese descent were routinely confiscated before the individuals arrived in the United States.
  5. Despite their involuntary arrival, Latin American internees of Japanese descent were considered to be and treated as illegal entrants by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Require hiring more women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill investigating Japanese deportation in WWII (Score: 2)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-S69

Neil Abercrombie s1sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Daniel Akaka s1sHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring)
Xavier Becerra s2pCalifornia Democrat
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Tom Carper s1sDE Democratic Sr Senator
Eni Faleomavaega s1sSamoa Democrat
Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
Daniel Inouye s2pHI Democratic Sr Senator
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat
Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat



Republicans participating in 2009-S69

Robert Bennett s1sUT Former Republican Senator
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican
Lisa Murkowski s1sAK Republican Sr Senator



Independents participating in 2009-S69

Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)
Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 19
Republicans: 3
Independents: 2


















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