Texas WWII internees support asylum-seekers

April 3, 2019
Austin-American Statesman

Some of Satsuki Ina’s earliest memories as a girl include being reunited with her father after living in separate American internment camps in the 1940s.

Ina was among thousands of women, men and children who were incarcerated at the Crystal City Family Internment Camp near Uvalde during World War II. Now, former internees like her are calling for history not to repeat itself.

On Monday, Japanese American and Japanese Latin American former internees, their descendants, and faith and community leaders came together at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church to show their support of two asylum-seekers who have been living in Austin churches.