WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Friday, February 19th. On this date in 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order requiring Japanese-Americans living along the Pacific Coast to be relocated inland. This order affected some 77,000 citizens and 43,000 resident aliens. The internment lasted throughout the Second World War, and the camps closed by early 1946. The dislocation caused by the internment order singling out an ancestry group came to be widely regretted and led to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, formally apologizing for the action and offering financial restitution. Today in the U.S., there are an estimated 1.37 million residents of Japanese ancestry. Over 48 percent of that total is mixed with other ethnicities and races. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Executive order/accessed 12/1/15: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5154
WWII internment story/accessed 12/1/15: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/japanese_internment/internment_menu.cfm
Japanese population in U.S. (alone or in combination):
Japanese ancestry alone: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_13_5YR_B02006&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau