Japanese-American activists will bring paper cranes to show solidarity with migrant families

March 25, 2019
NBC News

Japanese-American activists who are visiting a World War II-era incarceration camp in Texas on March 30 will join a nonviolent protest of the separation of families and children seeking asylum in the United States with origami paper cranes, or tsuru.

Members of the Crystal City Pilgrimage Committee are scheduled to tour the former site of the Crystal City Family Internment Camp in Texas. The camp held as many as 4,000 people of Japanese, German and Italian descent during WWII, according to the National Park Service.