Japanese Americans make origami in show of support for immigrants

March 26, 2019
Kyodo News

Japanese Americans across the United States last week folded thousands of origami cranes to be strung together and hung across a fence outside a detention center in Texas on Saturday in protest at the detainment of immigrant families.

"It is important to show solidarity with detained migrant children, women and families because of (Japanese Americans') history with unlawful detention and family separation during WWII," Stanley Shikuma, a third-generation Japanese American whose family was incarcerated during the war, told Kyodo News on Monday.