"Enemy alien" classification
"Enemy alien" classification
doc Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
Matahichi Iseri had been imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens," since shortly after December 7, 1941. He sometimes wrote letters in his native Japanese, which were read and censored by interpreters and officials from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-118)
Letter to Matahichi Iseri from an immigration officer, requesting that he meet with an immigration inspector in Ontario, Oregon.
doc Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-68)
Matahichi Iseri was arrested on December 7, 1941, and taken to Fort Missoula, Montana, where he was detained at a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens." While he was separated from his wife and children, he was able to send a limited number of letters to them.
doc Change of Residence Notice (ddr-densho-25-27)
Considered a "dangerous enemy alien," Matahichi Iseri was separated from his family and sent to the Department of Justice internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana. In June 1942, he received a Change of Residence Notice certificate, which indicated that his request to join his family at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California had been approved.
doc Letter from Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-67)
After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the FBI under the Department of Justice began arresting aliens of Japanese, German, and Italian ancestry. These aliens, although they had not been charged with specific crimes, were considered "dangerous" by the U.S. government, and were interned in special Justice Department camps.
doc Parole Agreement (ddr-densho-25-57)
On December 7, 1941, numerous Japanese nationals were arrested by the FBI as "enemy aliens." An alien enemy hearing board was created, which determined whether the aliens were to be released, paroled, or interned. Matahichi Iseri signed a Parole Agreement in which he agreed to the terms of his parole.
doc Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-26)
While he was at Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for enemy aliens, Matahichi Iseri wrote to his wife and children, who were still awaiting a relocation assignment from the WRA.
doc 5,000 Aliens Register Here (February 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-615)
The Seattle Daily Times, February 10, 1942, p. 12
doc Ouster of Aliens to Cause Heart-Breaking Problems (February 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-630)
The Seattle Daily Times, February 17, 1942, p. 4
doc Shift U.S.-Born Aliens, Too, Say Legionnaires (February 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-639)
The Seattle Daily Times, February 20, 1942, p. 13
doc F. R. Limits Activities of Italians, Germans and Japanese in U. S. (December 9, 1941) (ddr-densho-56-528)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 9, 1941, p. 1
doc Banks Refuse To Honor Jap's Food Stamps (December 12, 1941) (ddr-densho-56-544)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 12, 1941, p. 22
doc Warning to Aliens (February 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-625)
The Seattle Daily Times, February 15, 1942, p. 19
doc Order 'Freezes' Aliens on Coast (March 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-731)
The Seattle Daily Times, March 30, 1942, p. 2
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 51 (December 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-109)
Selected article titles: "Final Details of Departure Procedure Set" (pp. 1-2), "Relocation: Preliminary Planning Schedule Met-Holland" (pp. 1-2), "Enemy Alien Contraband Travel Regulations Lifted" (p. 2), and "For Tuleans: Sacramento Fast Becoming Most Popular Destination" (p. 4).
doc The Newell Star, Vol. III, No. 2 (January 11, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-112)
Selected article titles: "Hearing Registration Still Open-Rothstein" (p. 1), "More Resettlers Sought by Arkansas Plantation" (p. 2), "Many Recent Resettlers Now in Northern Calif." (p. 3), and "Alien ID Card Rules Revoked" (p. 3).
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 48 (November 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-103)
Selected article titles: "Services to Be Continued After Co-op Closing" (p. 1), "Dept. of Justice: Parole System for Alien Enemies in U.S. Abolished" (p. 2), "To Fingerprint Citizens Going to Japan Dec. 16" (p. 3), and "Philadelphia Receives Its 1000th Resettler" (p. 4).
doc Letter to an Issei from U.S. Attorney J. Charles Dennis (ddr-densho-166-14)
This is a response to a letter from Masaye Mayeno, requesting a rehearing for her husband Kunizo who was being held in a Department of Justice internment camp.