LA Times: ‘What happened in World War II is happening again’

APR 11, 2016

The metal fence was what she noticed first, miles of tall barrier topped by barbed wire strung across the south Texas pastures — just like the internment camp nearby where she had been held as an infant.

And on the other side of the fence, again, 71-year-old Satsuki Ina saw mothers and children: this time, Central Americans.

“It was like fractured pieces trying to converge — their experience today, my history — being in this place where I had been as a child,” Ina said.

Ina returned to Texas to see firsthand the system the U.S. government has created to handle a surge of immigrant families and children across the southern border, many driven here by violence in Central America.

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