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A CONTROVERSIAL MOVE WE WENT TO OKLAHOMA TO MEET THE WE WENT TO OKLAHOMA TO MEET THE ACTIVIST WHO SAYS HISTORY IS ACTIVIST WHO SAYS HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF

REPEATING ITSELF >> THIS ISN’T HISTORY >> THIS ISN’T HISTORY IT’S REALITY IT’S REALITY

>> AND IF YOU HAVE COLOR IN YOUR >> AND IF YOU HAVE COLOR IN YOUR SKIN, THEN YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT SKIN, THEN YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE FOR THOSE WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE SEEKING ASYLUM PEOPLE THAT ARE SEEKING ASYLUM >> Reporter: DO YOU THINK >> Reporter: DO YOU THINK HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF? HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF? >> ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY >> CLOSE THE CAMPS! >> CLOSE THE CAMPS! >> CLOSE THE CLAMPS! >> CLOSE THE CLAMPS! >> Reporter: WHEN MIGRANT >> Reporter: WHEN MIGRANT CHILDREN ARE DETAINED AT THE CHILDREN ARE DETAINED AT THE BORDER, BORDER PATROL CAN ONLY BORDER, BORDER PATROL CAN ONLY HOLD THEM FOR UP TO 72 HOURS

HOLD THEM FOR UP TO 72 HOURS THEN THEY HEAD TO THE DEPARTMENT THEN THEY HEAD TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WHICH PLACES THEM IN DETENTION WHICH PLACES THEM IN DETENTION CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY THESE FACILITIES ARE FILLING UP THESE FACILITIES ARE FILLING UP

THAT’S WHY HHS ANNOUNCED A PLAN THAT’S WHY HHS ANNOUNCED A PLAN TO HOUSE MIGRANT CHILDREN HERE TO HOUSE MIGRANT CHILDREN HERE IN OKLAHOMA IN OKLAHOMA THE CHILDREN AREN’T HERE YET THE CHILDREN AREN’T HERE YET AND HHS SAYS IT WON’T SEND ANY AND HHS SAYS IT WON’T SEND ANY CHILDREN HERE UNTIL IT’S CHILDREN HERE UNTIL IT’S PREPARED TO SAFELY HOUSE AND PREPARED TO SAFELY HOUSE AND CARE FOR THEM

CARE FOR THEM BUT TO MANY ACTIVISTS, THIS IS BUT TO MANY ACTIVISTS, THIS IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A MILITARY SO MUCH MORE THAN A MILITARY BASE BASE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HISTORY, I TO UNDERSTAND THAT HISTORY, I MET UP WITH A TRIBAL HISTORIAN MET UP WITH A TRIBAL HISTORIAN WHO TOOK ME ON A WALKING TOUR OF WHO TOOK ME ON A WALKING TOUR OF THIS CEREMONY WHERE PRISONERS OF THIS CEREMONY WHERE PRISONERS OF WAR WERE BURIED WAR WERE BURIED

THIS FORT WAS USED TO HOLD THIS FORT WAS USED TO HOLD APACHE POW’S FROM 1894 TO APACHE PO

W’S FROM 1894 TO 1910 1910 >> THIS AREA WAS THE HOMELAND OF >> THIS AREA WAS THE HOMELAND OF THE COMANCHES AND OTHERS THE COMANCHES AND OTHERS

THE UNITED STATES DECIDED TO SET THE UNITED STATES DECIDED TO SET UP A RESERVATION TO MAKE SURE UP A RESERVATION TO MAKE SURE THEY STAYED ON THIS LAND THEY STAYED ON THIS LAND THIS FORT WAS SET UP TO FUNCTION THIS FORT WAS SET UP TO FUNCTION AS THE MILITARY BASE SO IF AS THE MILITARY BASE SO IF ANYBODY CAUSED ANY TROUBLE FOR ANYBODY CAUSED ANY TROUBLE FOR ANY OF THE SETTLERS WHO MIGHT BE ANY OF THE SETTLERS WHO MIGHT BE IN THE VICINITY, THEY HAD THE IN THE VICINITY, THEY HAD THE MILITARY FORCE RIGHT HERE TO BE MILITARY FORCE RIGHT HERE TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THAT ABLE TO DEAL WITH THAT >> Reporter: DO YOU SEE ANY >> Reporter: DO YOU SEE ANY PARALLELS BETWEEN HOW THE PARALLELS BETWEEN HOW THE GOVERNMENT VIEWED THE APACHE GOVERNMENT VIEWED THE APACHE PEOPLE WHO WERE HELD HERE AND PEOPLE WHO WERE HELD HERE AND HOW THE GOVERNMENT VIEWS HOW THE GOVERNMENT VIEWS MIGRANTS AND MIGRANT CHILDREN MIGRANTS AND MIGRANT CHILDREN WHO WILL BE HELD HERE? WHO WILL BE HELD HERE? >> WHEN OUR PEOPLE WERE PRISON, >> WHEN OUR PEOPLE WERE PRISON, OUR TRIBE WAS MOSTLY WOMEN AND OUR TRIBE WAS MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, PEOPLE WHO HAD FOUGHT CHILDREN, PEOPLE WHO HAD FOUGHT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, HAD AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, HAD DONE NOTHING CRIMINAL, NOTHING DONE NOTHING CRIMINAL, NOTHING LIKE THAT

LIKE THAT HOWEVER, THERE WAS A POPULAR HOWEVER, THERE WAS A POPULAR CONCEPTION AMONGST A LOT OF CONCEPTION AMONGST A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT WE WERE BLOODTHIRSTY SAVAGES AND WE WERE BLOODTHIRSTY SAVAGES AND CRIMINALS AND MURDERERS AND IF CRIMINALS AND MURDERERS AND IF WE WERE UNLEASHED ON AN WE WERE UNLEASHED ON AN UNSUSPECTING POPULATION THERE UNSUSPECTING POPULATION THERE WOULD BE DEVASTATION AND WOULD BE DEVASTATION AND BLOODSHED ALL OVER THE PLACE BLOODSHED ALL OVER THE PLACE THAT COULD BE SEEN AS A PARALLEL THAT COULD BE SEEN AS A PARALLEL TO WHAT’S BEING DONE HERE TO WHAT’S BEING DONE HERE

THESE ARE MOSTLY PEOPLE WHO ARE THESE ARE MOSTLY PEOPLE WHO ARE DISENFRANCHISED, WHO DON’T HAVE DISENFRANCHISED, WHO DON’T HAVE ANY OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND ANY OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES, ARE JUST TRYING TO THEMSELVES, ARE JUST TRYING TO FIND SAFETY SOMEWHERE IN THEIR FIND SAFETY SOMEWHERE IN THEIR LIVES LIVES IT’S LIKE OUR PEOPLE IT’S LIKE OUR PEOPLE >> Reporter: JAPANESE ACTIVISTS >> Reporter: JAPANESE ACTIVISTS ARE IN AGREEMENT

ARE IN AGREEMENT THEY TOO SAY THEY’RE PROTESTING THEY TOO SAY THEY’RE PROTESTING THE REPETITION OF HISTORY THE REPETITION OF HISTORY 120,000 JAPANESE-AMERICANS WERE 120,000 JAPANESE-AMERICANS WERE HELD AT INTERNMENT CAMPS DURING HELD AT INTERNMENT CAMPS DURING WORLD WAR II WORLD WAR II

THIS FORT INCARCERATED 700 THIS FORT INCARCERATED 700 JAPANESE MEN IN 1942 JAPANESE MEN IN 1942 SOME NEVER MADE IT OUT SOME NEVER MADE IT OUT >> IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE >> IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE ARRESTED, GO AHEAD AND LEAVE

ARRESTED, GO AHEAD AND LEAVE >> Reporter: THIS PERSON WAS >> Reporter: THIS PERSON WAS IMPRISONED AT ANOTHER FACILITY IMPRISONED AT ANOTHER FACILITY DURING THE WAR DURING THE WAR NOW SHE’S ONE OF THE ACTIVISTS NOW SHE’S ONE OF THE ACTIVISTS WHO HOPE TO BE THE ALLIES THAT WHO HOPE TO BE THE ALLIES THAT THEIR FAMILY NEVER HAD THEIR FAMILY NEVER HAD

DO YOU THINK HISTORY IS DO YOU THINK HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF? REPEATING ITSELF? >> ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY WE WERE HELD WITHOUT DUE WE WERE HELD WITHOUT DUE PROCESS, REMOVED FROM OUR HOMES PROCESS, REMOVED FROM OUR HOMES BASED ON BEING PEOPLE OF COLOR, BASED ON BEING PEOPLE OF COLOR, IDENTIFIED AS THE ENEMY ALTHOUGH IDENTIFIED AS THE ENEMY ALTHOUGH MOST OF US WERE AMERICAN MOST OF US WERE AMERICAN SEPARATIONS SEPARATIONS WE SUFFERED FAMILY SEPARATION

WE SUFFERED FAMILY SEPARATION WE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT LOSSES WE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT LOSSES THAT HAVE HAD A TREMENDOUS THAT HAVE HAD A TREMENDOUS TRAUMATIC IMPACT ON OUR LIVES TRAUMATIC IMPACT ON OUR LIVES FOREVER FOREVER WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS FORT HAS WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS FORT HAS BEEN A PLACE WHERE MULTIPLE BEEN A PLACE WHERE MULTIPLE GROUPS OF PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE GROUPS OF PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED BEEN INCARCERATED

AND NOW TO SEE ANOTHER GROUP OF AND NOW TO SEE ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE OF COLOR BEING IMPRISONED PEOPLE OF COLOR BEING IMPRISONED THERE, AS JAPANESE-AMERICANS WHO THERE, AS JAPANESE-AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED, WE FEEL HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED, WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE THE MORAL AUTHORITY LIKE WE HAVE THE MORAL AUTHORITY TO SPEAK UP AND SAY THAT WE’RE TO SPEAK UP AND SAY THAT WE’RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THIS TO BE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THIS TO BE THE REPETITION OF OUR OWN THE REPETITION OF OUR OWN HISTORY HISTORY >> Reporter: THE TRUMP >> Reporter: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS NOT THE FIRST ADMINISTRATION IS NOT THE FIRST TO USE THE FORT TO HOUSE MIGRANT TO USE THE FORT TO HOUSE MIGRANT CHILDREN CHILDREN IN 2014, THE OBAMA IN 2014, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HELD OVER A ADMINISTRATION HELD OVER A THOUSAND MIGRANT CHILDREN THERE

THOUSAND MIGRANT CHILDREN THERE NOW, AT THE TIME SOME REPUBLICAN NOW, AT THE TIME SOME REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS PUSHED BACK LAWMAKERS PUSHED BACK SO I CALLED ONE OF THEM TO SEE SO I CALLED ONE OF THEM TO SEE HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE FORT HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE FORT FILLING THE SAME ROLE NOW FILLING THE SAME ROLE NOW

YOU KNOW, I TOOK A TRIP OVER TO YOU KNOW, I TOOK A TRIP OVER TO THE FORT AND SPOKE WITH THE FORT AND SPOKE WITH ACTIVISTS THERE AND THERE HAS ACTIVISTS THERE AND THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF PROTEST ABOUT THE BEEN A LOT OF PROTEST ABOUT THE FORT BEING USED FOR THIS PURPOSE FORT BEING USED FOR THIS PURPOSE AGAIN AGAIN WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS OUTRAGE? OUTRAGE? >> I’M A LITTLE SADDENED BY THAT >> I’M A LITTLE SADDENED BY THAT BECAUSE I DON’T REMEMBER A BECAUSE I DON’T REMEMBER A SINGLE PROTEST DURING THE OBAMA SINGLE PROTEST DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHEN PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA USED THE FORT AND HOUSED A OBAMA USED THE FORT AND HOUSED A THOUSAND PEOPLE THOUSAND PEOPLE THEY WERE EXTREMELY WELL-TAKEN THEY WERE EXTREMELY WELL-TAKEN CARE OF

CARE OF >> Reporter: I’M LOOKING BACK AT >> Reporter: I’M LOOKING BACK AT SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS FROM 2014 SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS FROM 2014 AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU WEREN’T AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU WEREN’T HAPPY THAT OBAMA WAS, IN YOUR HAPPY THAT OBAMA WAS, IN YOUR WORDS, TURNING TO MILITARY WORDS, TURNING TO MILITARY RESOURCES TO ASSIST RESOURCES TO ASSIST UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ARRIVING UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ARRIVING FROM CENTRAL AMERICA FROM CENTRAL AMERICA >> NO, I WAS NOT UNHAPPY >> NO, I WAS NOT UNHAPPY

THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS I WENT THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS I WENT TO THE FACILITY TO THE FACILITY MY CRITICISM WAS, YES, WE MY CRITICISM WAS, YES, WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO DO THE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO DO THE HUMANITARIAN WORK, AND THEY DID HUMANITARIAN WORK, AND THEY DID THAT WORK EXTREMELY WELL, SO I THAT WORK EXTREMELY WELL, SO I HAVE NO ISSUE WITH THAT HAVE NO ISSUE WITH THAT AT THE SAME TIME, WE’VE ALSO GOT AT THE SAME TIME, WE’VE ALSO GOT TO DEAL WITH WHAT’S DRIVING TO DEAL WITH WHAT’S DRIVING THIS

THIS >> Reporter: SO DO YOU THINK >> Reporter: SO DO YOU THINK THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT IF THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT IF MIGRANT CHILDREN ARE HOUSED AT MIGRANT CHILDREN ARE HOUSED AT THE FORT AGAIN? THE FORT AGAIN? HOW DO YOU THINK THINGS MIGHT BE HOW DO YOU THINK THINGS MIGHT BE DIFFERENT? DIFFERENT? >> I WOULD HOPE THEY WOULD HAVE >> I WOULD HOPE THEY WOULD HAVE THE SAME QUALITY CARE THE SAME QUALITY CARE I THINK THEY’RE LINING UP A LOT I THINK THEY’RE LINING UP A LOT OF THE SAME CONTRACTORS AND THE OF THE SAME CONTRACTORS AND THE SAME INDIVIDUALS SAME INDIVIDUALS

THE COMMUNITY WILL WRAP AROUND THE COMMUNITY WILL WRAP AROUND THEM THEM WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS THAT CAME TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUT THAT CAME TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUT FOR THOSE KIDS FOR THOSE KIDS THAT’S THE TYPICAL OKLAHOMA THAT’S THE TYPICAL OKLAHOMA STANDARD

STANDARD I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT WE WOULD I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT WE WOULD NOT DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO TAKE NOT DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO TAKE CARE OF THE ISSUE AND THE NEEDS CARE OF THE ISSUE AND THE NEEDS FOR THOSE KIDS FOR THOSE KIDS SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT, SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT, JUST AS WE DID IN 2014 JUST AS WE DID IN 2014

>> Reporter: SENATOR LANGFORD >> Reporter: SENATOR LANGFORD SAYS THE MILITARY WON’T BE SAYS THE MILITARY WON’T BE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN MIGRANTS AT DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN MIGRANTS AT THE FORT THE FORT UNLIKE A FACILITY IN TEXAS WHERE UNLIKE A FACILITY IN TEXAS WHERE ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS ARE WALKING ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS ARE WALKING AROUND, MONITORING THE WELLBEING AROUND, MONITORING THE WELLBEING OF DETAINEES THERE OF DETAINEES THERE BUT THIS COALITION OF ACTIVISTS BUT THIS COALITION OF ACTIVISTS ISN’T WAITING TO SEE WHAT ISN’T WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS

HAPPENS MICHAEL IS A SPIRITUAL LEADER OF MICHAEL IS A SPIRITUAL LEADER OF A TRIBE A TRIBE ONE OF THE MANY VOICES FROM THE ONE OF THE MANY VOICES FROM THE AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT WHO SAY AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT WHO SAY HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF AT HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF AT THE FORT THE FORT

>> MY GRANDFATHER ALSO WAS IN >> MY GRANDFATHER ALSO WAS IN THE ARMY THE ARMY >> THERE MUST HAVE BEEN KIND OF >> THERE MUST HAVE BEEN KIND OF A BIG THING TO WRAP HIS HEAD A BIG THING TO WRAP HIS HEAD AROUND, ACTUALLY BEING BASED AT AROUND, ACTUALLY BEING BASED AT THE FORT WHERE YOUR ANCESTORS THE FORT WHERE YOUR ANCESTORS WERE IMPRISONED, RIGHT? WERE IMPRISONED, RIGHT? >> YEAH >> YEAH >> WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE >> WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN TO THE FORT? HAPPEN TO THE FORT? >> ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN, I >> ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM TREATED WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM TREATED HUMANELY

HUMANELY THEY DESERVE FAIR TREATMENT THEY DESERVE FAIR TREATMENT THEY’RE NOT CRIMINALS THEY’RE NOT CRIMINALS

THEY’RE JUST LOOKING FOR BETTER THEY’RE JUST LOOKING FOR BETTER WAY OF LIFE WAY OF LIFE >> AND SO YOUR FOCUS NOW IS ON >> AND SO YOUR FOCUS NOW IS ON MAKING SURE THAT IF THAT IS THE MAKING SURE THAT IF THAT IS THE REALITY, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HELD REALITY, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HELD THERE ARE TREATED WITH HUMANITY THERE ARE TREATED WITH HUMANITY AND COMPASSION AND DIGNITY? AND COMPASSION AND DIGNITY? >> YES >> YES THAT’S WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE

THAT’S WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND I KNOW MANY IN THE COMMUNITY AND I KNOW MANY IN THE COMMUNITY FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY >> THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT COULD >> THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT COULD BE RUNNING FROM DEATH THREATS, BE RUNNING FROM DEATH THREATS, DRUGS, ALCOHOL, ABUSE, DRUGS, ALCOHOL, ABUSE, TRAFFICKED, ALL OF THAT, I KNOW TRAFFICKED, ALL OF THAT, I KNOW THAT’S THE REASON WE’VE ALL COME THAT’S THE REASON WE’VE ALL COME TOGETHER HERE THIS EVENING, TO TOGETHER HERE THIS EVENING, TO SHARE AND STAND TOGETHER ON SHARE AND STAND TOGETHER ON THEIR BEHALF THEIR BEHALF

>> THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND >> THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAYS THIS PLACE HUMAN SERVICES SAYS THIS PLACE IS ON STANDBY, PREPARING TO IS ON STANDBY, PREPARING TO SAFELY HOUSE AND CARE FOR SAFELY HOUSE AND CARE FOR INCOMING MINORS SHOULD THEY SEE INCOMING MINORS SHOULD THEY SEE AN UPTICK IN MIGRANT ARRIVALS AN UPTICK IN MIGRANT ARRIVALS THIS FALL THIS FALL WHY WHEN THE CHILDREN ARRIVE

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