"Enemy alien" classification

World War II (215)
"Enemy alien" classification (313)

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Alien Enemies Act of 1798, Custodial detention / A-B-C list

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Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 47 (ddr-densho-1000-135-47)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 47 (ddr-densho-1000-135-47)
Dealing with the aftermath of father's detention: dropping out of school, finding a way to pay the bills
Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 46 (ddr-densho-1000-135-46)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 46 (ddr-densho-1000-135-46)
Finding out that father had been detained at the immigration office, a place where he had previously worked
Junko Mizuta Interview Segment 8 (ddr-chi-1-6-8)
vh Junko Mizuta Interview Segment 8 (ddr-chi-1-6-8)
Receiving censored letters from father in various internment camps
Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-136-6)
vh Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-136-6)
Father's status as "enemy alien," adhering to "parole" restrictions

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own …

William Hohri Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-264-3)
vh William Hohri Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-264-3)
Witnessing father's arrest by the FBI: "it was just very intense"
Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1007-8-11)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1007-8-11)
Brother finds archived documents pertaining to father's wartime arrest

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the …

Alien certificate of identification (ddr-densho-126-6)
doc Alien certificate of identification (ddr-densho-126-6)
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Issei were required to carry identification documents because of their alien status. (Issei were barred from becoming naturalized citizens until 1952.) This document belonged to George Mitsutaro Yoshihara, a permanent U.S. resident since 1902. The identification certificate was the same size as an American passport and …
Letter sent from Issei man to wife (October 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-140)
doc Letter sent from Issei man to wife (October 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-140)
Excerpt: "I gazed with deep thinking of you I living simple life in separate of long distance day after day, and made me freshly homesick."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-79)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-79)
Excerpt: "I fell [feel] fretfully that I could not help you at all, thank you for you paid my debt."
Letter from Issei man to wife (May 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-87)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (May 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-87)
Excerpt: "Open your letter with grateful, you are better now, but you should good care..."
Letter from Issei man to wife (June 1, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-98)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (June 1, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-98)
Excerpt: "How are you? Am well and put my things in order. i am all right but awfully anxious about you."
Letter from Issei man to wife (May 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-86)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (May 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-86)
Excerpt: "You wrote me feel not good on eighth, Friday. Then I waited letter, surprised Roy's air mail open with fear but delighted he says Ma is well."
Letter from Issei man to wife (March 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-70)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-70)
Excerpt: "Thanks you and Roy worked very hard to run the business until the last day and so busy moved house that same time."
Letter from Issei man to wife (June 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-101)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (June 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-101)
Excerpt: "There can be no greater pleasure than for a family to live in harmony but we were obliged to part at this grim problem, as accessory of war."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-91)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-91)
Excerpt: "Acknowledge your loving letter today. Happy to know you are well and met many friends at Area D."
Letter from Issei man to wife (January 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-51)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (January 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-51)
Excerpt: "Received teleglam [telegram], wish you better after tonsils took out."
Letter from Issei man to wife (September 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-135)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-135)
Excerpt: "I wish you will get private apt. sooner. Did you meet Mr. Hara? He will help you [with] the housing."
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