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History does not repeat but it does often rhyme: Fort Sill began as a prison for Native Americans, became a concentration camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, and now is being used to hold migrant children.
1942: Fort Sill in Oklahoma holds 700 Japanese-Americans interned during World War II under a racist executive order.
2019: Fort Sill in Oklahoma holds 1,400 migrant children kidnapped from their families by DHS at the border under a racist president. http://time.com/5605120/trump-migrant-children-fort-sill/?xid=tcoshare#d43c48d8-c745-4336-89a0-1b6801acf06c?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article
This tweet is dishonest and despicable.
Fort Sill never closed. The base has been used consistently for various purposes for over 150 years. Furthermore, the Obama admin used it for the same purpose (housing undocumented minors) in 2014. https://twitter.com/SenJeffMerkley/status/1138915980334252036
Re: Fort Sill, migrant children, and Japanese American incarceration: it’s not simply “history repeating”—it’s about how carceral sites are flexible, durable institutions that can accommodate the racial threat of the moment and thus must be opposed and abolished altogether
First a prison for Natives in the nineteenth century, then for Japanese Americans during WWII, now Fort Sill will be a prison for migrant children. This is how "America" becomes "great" again and again and again... https://bit.ly/2wN7H3z?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article
Fort Sill will detain 1,400 children to help house a record number of minors. The Trump administration already operates 168 facilities + programs in 23 states. Health and Human Services reports 40,900 children in custody. 57% increase from last year. https://time.com/5605120/trump-migrant-children-fort-sill/
At least three @MSNBC anchors misinformed their viewers about Fort Sill in Oklahoma by failing to mention that the Obama Administration also housed migrants there in 2014.
Our Corrupt News Media often deceives America by hiding key details. @AriMelber @JoyAnnReid @SRuhle
Today, let us not be quiet about Fort Sill and Paso del Norte International Bridge. Make noise. Talk to anyone who will listen. Contact your members of Congress. Write a letter to the editor. Support immigrant and refugee orgs and legal aid. Do something. http://www.shakesville.com/2019/06/the-trump-regimes-concentration-camps.html
Geronimo and the Japanese were imprisoned there. Now Fort Sill will hold migrant children — again. https://wapo.st/2IeshjJ
This claim by AOC is very deceptive: “This week children, immigrant children, were moved to the same internment camps where the Japanese were held in the earlier 20th century”
-The facility is Fort Sill Army Base
-It's the same facility that Obama used for the same reason
Oklahoma's Fort Sill was a brutal WW2 Japanese-American internment camp where a man was shot to death trying to escape. That America wants to hold 1,400 migrant kids here is a moral disgrace. These are concentration camps. We must stop them. My new column https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/fort-sill-oklahoma-migrant-kids-concentration-camp-trump-20190613.html
"Fort Sill, a 150-yr-old installation once used to set up internment camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII, has been selected to detain 1,400 children until they can be given to an adult relative, according to the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services." https://time.com/5605120/trump-migrant-children-fort-still/?amp=true&__twitter_impression=true
What our government is doing instead is moving refugees to MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
The announcement about Fort Sill, which was used as a Japanese internment camp, is only the start.
So why would our government be doing this?
"Obama has imposed at least a partial media blackout. Journalists seeking to interview the young detainees at Fort Sill, Oklahoma ..."
The Flood Of Illegal Immigrant Children: Why The Secrecy? via @forbes #8d0ec0338b99" target='_blank' rel="nofollow noopener norefferer">https://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2014/07/18/the-flood-of-illegal-immigrant-children-why-the-secrecy/#8d0ec0338b99
Recently Ft Still in Oklahoma was added as a detention facility for migrant children. The Fort was built to fight the Indian wars and from 1894-1914 held 400 Apache men women and children as prisoners. Many died without ever seeing freedom. https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/12/geronimo-japanese-were-imprisoned-there-now-fort-sill-will-hold-migrant-children-again/?utm_term=.0c065d047cba
You know this is a dishonest, insensitive tweet. Fort Sill is a military base being used by the Office of Refugee Resettlement as an emergency shelter for the influx of migrants. The previous administration also used the facility as a shelter. You owe an apology to people of OR. https://twitter.com/senjeffmerkley/status/1138915980334252036
"President Barack Obama did the exact same thing. Facing a similar surge in unaccompanied minors on the southern border in 2014, Obama sent 1,200 to Fort Sill" https://freebeacon.com/blog/on-the-absurd-talking-point-that-trump-is-sending-kids-to-a-japanese-internment-camp/
From your article: “Using military bases in this way is not new. In 2014, the Obama Administration placed around 7,700 migrant children on bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma – including Fort Sill.” https://twitter.com/jaredbkeller/status/1138612817668558850