Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County


Full Text Newspaper ArticleWatsonville Register-Pajaronian. Dec. 19, 1944. p. 8

COZZENS TELLS WRA PLANS IN RESETTLEMENT OF JAPANESE

SAN FRANCISCO (UP) - The War Relocation authority said Tuesday individual exclusions of persons of Japanese ancestry from the west coast will be continued under control of military authorities.

"The WRA's staff on the west coast will continue to carry out provisions of executive order 9102 dated March 18, 1942, which empowered the agency to relocate evacuated persons of Japanese ancestry," said R. B. Cozzens, assistant director of the WRA.

"Despite modification of the military order, the WRA expects and hopes that relocation to the middle west, the east and south will be intensified in the months ahead."

"With full constitutional rights having been restored to loyal citizens of Japanese ancestry and to law-abiding aliens, many of the evacuees will be free to return to the west coast area. Those who are free to come back will be only individuals of Japanese descent who have full military approval for freedom of movement. Individual exclusions will continue under control of the military. Movement of the loyal evacuees will be conducted in an orderly manner and there will be no mass exodus from the relocation to any part of the country."

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