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From Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Desk – Anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt Signing Executive Order 9066 in 1942

Anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt Signing Executive Order 9066

19th February, 2022 marked the anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066 in 1942, requiring the internment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry. The protected oaks of the Tuna Canyon Detention Center Station, now a cultural historic landmark here in the City of LA, commemorate the history of people unjustly interned there. From 1941 to 1943, more than 2,000 individuals of Japanese, German, and Italian origin were imprisoned at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station before most were transferred to other internment camps.

This site is an important piece of our history in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and a timely reminder to ensure that this violation of civil rights never happens again.

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