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Civil Liberties Act, HR 442 (page 2)
Civil Liberties Act, HR 442 (page 2)

Civil Liberties Act, signed by President Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1988. Among its provisions, the new law:

*Acknowledged the injustice of the evacuation, relocation, and internment of United States citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

*Offered an apology to Japanese Americans on behalf of the people of the United States.

*Provided for a public education fund to finance efforts to inform the public about...internment..so as to prevent a recurrence of any similar event.

*Authorized a redress payment of $20,000 to qualified Japanese Americans who were relocated and interned by the government of the United States.

*Offered a similar apology and redress payments to Aleut residents of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands who were also relocated during World War II.
Courtesy of Eric Federing
August 10, 1988