California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

A general view of the Japanese internment camp at Tanforan, Calif., date unknown. (AP Photo)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators are expected to pass a resolution condemning the state’s role in the U.S. government’s internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order in 1942 led to incarcerations at 10 camps, two in California.

The Democratic assemblyman who introduced the resolution said the state would be apologizing for a time when “California led the racist anti-Japanese American movement.”

The measure has bipartisan support, a rarity in the Legislature.

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