Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, Trump is planning to hold more than 1000 children at an OK army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II.
Time: Fort Sill 'has been selected to detain 1,400 children until they can be given to an adult relative. Between 1942 and 1946, the U.S. government forcibly removed an estimated 120,000 men, women and children from their homes and incarcerated them across the country. Fort Sill was later used to hold German prisoners of war.
'We will look back at this moment in time and ask ourselves what we did to put a stop to these horrific, inhumane policies.'
—California Gov. Gavin Newsom