Indefinite Detention of US Citizens Without Trial
by David Monkawa
2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which issued a presidential apology and a $20,000 payment to 82,219 survivors of Japanese American concentration camps during World War II.
120,000 Japanese Americans, mostly citizens and mostly under voting age were indefinitely locked up without charge or trial as potential security threats after FDR signed Executive Order 9066.
Today, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, (NDAA 2012) again allows the President to indefinitely lock up US citizens without charge or trial as potential security threats.

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