Legislative Efforts

toward U.S. Government Review and Evaluation of WW II Treatment of Civilians of German and Italian Ethnicity


To prevent possible future erosion of our civil liberties, the German American Internee Coalition believes the federal government must fully review and acknowledge its wartime civil liberties violations. The U.S. government has never comprehensively reviewed the German and Italian American experience, however through constituent vocalizations, some legislative efforts have been made toward these ends.

 

Legislative Highlights

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Wartime Treatment Study Act—HR 1425 and S 564

To prevent possible future erosion of our civil liberties, the German American Internee Coalition believes the federal government must fully […]

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Congressional Report—"Treatment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent, European Americans and Jewish Refugees during World War II"

19 March 2009 Hearing Report—”Treatment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent, European Americans and Jewish Refugees during World War II” by […]

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Congressional Hearing Reviews the U.S. Wartime Treatment of German Americans and German Latin Americans 

On March 19, 2009, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, […]

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Other Milestones

HR 1425 Reported out of U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

The German American Internee Coalition is thrilled that on October 21, 2009, the Wartime Treatment Study Act made a huge […]

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Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Issues Day of Remembrance Letter

On February 4, 2009, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) issued its annual Day of Remembrance letter to Day […]

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National Day of Rememberance

The first federal legislation to pass which specifically mentioned the internment of German Americans and Latin Americans was introduced by […]

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Calls for Review of German Internment - H. R. 1357

Calls for Review of German Internment – HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES H. R. 1357 On July 31, 2008, the House of Representatives […]

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Wartime Treatment Study Act of 2007

In May 2007, the Judiciary Committee of the Senate published a report on SB 621, an earlier version of the […]

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