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"Enemy alien" classification

Letter to an Issei man from the U.S. Quartermaster General

Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, son of Matahichi and Kisa Iseri, was killed in action during World War II. As his closest relative, Matahichi Iseri received a letter from the U.S. Quartermaster General of the Army asking him to complete a form entitled "Request for Disposition of Remains," which enabled him ...
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Letter regarding parole termination

This letter from a Department of Justice officer to Matahichi Iseri informed him that as of November 15, 1945, his parole status as an enemy alien had been terminated.
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Letter regarding parole appointment

This letter to Matahichi Iseri informed him of his appointment to meet with his parole officer.
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Parolee report

In 1945, Matahichi Iseri lived in Ontario, Oregon, and reported to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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Japanese Boy in U.S. Army, Mother Happy (February 17, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 17, 1942, p. 5
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Internee Camps Will Rise in S.W. (December 18, 1941)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 18, 1941, p. 10
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Rent to Japanese Aliens Banned (December 12, 1941)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 12, 1941, p. 22
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Biddle Urges Industry to Retain Aliens. Discrimination Would Give Axis Chance to Foster Disunity Over America, Says Attorney-General (December 28, 1941)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 28, 1941, p. 11
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"Protective Custody" of Any Suspect May Be Asked (February 6, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 6, 1942, p. 4
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Letter from Issei man to wife (February 11, 1942)

Excerpt: "Happy your birthday, dear. I wish it for all I am worth for your happiness means more to me than anything else on earth."
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