Internment Camp History

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In my research and general discussion with many individuals I found it very shocking that some people are unaware of what exactly internment camps were, and that there were three located in Texas. I believe that the lack of discussion on this era in history and the decision made by the U.S government is because it is seen as a black spot on our history. However, I believe it is important to let the legacy of these individuals that were imprisoned be told and remembered. In mid-1942 one hundred and eighteen miles south of San Antonio in Crystal City, the largest internment camp administered by the INS and Department of Justice was located; its official name was the Crystal City Enemy Detention Facility. This internment camp unlike popular

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