Mochizuki v. United States

Mochizuki v. United States 43 Fed. Cl. 97 (1999) was a class action lawsuit brought by survivors of Japanese Latin Americans interned during World War II by the United States government. The lawsuit alleged forcible kidnapping and imprisonment. In a settlement, the government conceded it erred and allocated $5,000 each for survivor, as well as a formal apology from then-President William Clinton.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "World War II", Carl J. Schneider. Dorothy Schneider. Infobase Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-8160-4484-8, ISBN 978-0-8160-4484-9. p. 256
  2. ^ "Japanese Latin Americans Imprisoned By US During World War II Win Bittersweet Victory From Department of Justice", ACLU. June 12, 1998. Accessed June 7, 2011