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Submitted by hbear (United States), Dec 15, 2006 at 14:20

One thing that noone seems to consider here is that the vast majority of the internees were not American citizens just like everyone else. They were either enemy aliens or dual citizens. I would think that, in a time of war, if you were really loyal to the nation you are living in, you would renounce your citizenship in the hostile country. But they didn't. In fact, over 5,000 did just the opposite, flooding the INS with applications to renounce their U.S. citizenship! So much for loyalty and patriotism.

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