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Trump administration to house migrant children at Fort Sill, which once served as a Japanese internment camp

Trump administration to house migrant children at Fort Sill, which once served as a Japanese internment camp

Fort Sill Internment CenterThe Trump administration plans to house  up to 1,400 unaccompanied migrant children in an Oklahoma military base  that once served as a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

The base, Fort Sill, held 350 Japanese Americans following the 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor. Over 120,000 American citizens of Japanese descent were sent to internment camps during WWII over perceived security concerns.

The move, which was first reported by  the Associated Press, was confirmed to USA TODAY by Evelyn Stauffer,  spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human  Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

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