Hundreds of people gathered in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s plan to use Fort Sill, which was a Japanese American internment camp in World War II, to detain undocumented migrant children. Native Americans and Japanese Americans were among the protesters.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Fort Sill will be used “as a temporary emergency influx shelter” to house undocumented children. About 40,900 migrant children have been taken into custody this year through April 30.
“We will not allow history to repeat itself with a concentration camp for immigrant children,” said Brenda Lozano, program development coordinator at Dream Action Oklahoma, in a statement. “Generations of Japanese, Native American, and Black people have all been hurt by Fort Sill.”
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