Supporters of Latin Americans of Japanese heritage forcibly interned in the United States during World War II urged the U.S. on Monday to provide redress to the internees.

“We believe it’s wrong, illegal and against the U.S. Constitution for the government to forcibly take people from Latin America against their will and not provide them the redress they deserve,” said Robin S. Toma, one of the four lawyers representing the five plaintiffs seeking inclusion of Japanese-Latin Americans in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the redress legislation covering Japanese-American internees.

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