Forced Evacuations

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Enemy Aliens and the American War Effort

Arrest of Dangerous Axis Citizens by F.B.I.

The american declarations of war against Germany, Italy and Japan put over one million citizens of those powers living in the United States in a class known as enemy aliens. The Federal Bureau of Investigation began, immediately after Congress had acted, to arrest and intern those Axis citizens whose activities were considered dangerous to the public safety or to the success of the country's war effort. During the first two months of American participation in the ...

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