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of the California House of Representatives Delegation
January 30, 1942
A recommendation to the President that the War
Department be given immediate and complete control over all alien
enemies as well as United States citizens holding dual citizenship
in any enemy country, with full authority and power to require
and direct the cooperation and assistance of all other agencies
of the government in exercising such control and effectuating
evacuation, resettlement, and internment.
A recommendation to the War Department and other
interested agencies that the following program be initiated at
A designation by the War Department of critical areas throughout
the country and territorial possessions.
Immediate evacuation of all such critical areas of all enemy
aliens and their families, including children under 21 whether
aliens or not.
Temporary internment of evacuated aliens and families in available
CCC camps pending completion of long range resettlement or internment
Opportunity and federal assistance to dual citizens who live
in critical areas for voluntary resettlement and evacuation
as a patriotic contribution.
Federal assistance to all uninterned alien enemies and dual
citizens whose means of livelihood are affected either by execution
of the program outlined above or by unemployment brought about
by other factors.
The development and consummation as soon as possible of a program
of complete evacuation and resettlement or internment covering
all alien enemies and dual citizens wherever located.