Memorandum for the Director, FBI, relating to the internment of Hawaiian alien Japanese.

The letter is dated December 22, 1941, placing it over two weeks after the attack on pearl Harbor. The most interesting part of the letter relates to what the Secretary of War, Bundy, said about FDR's view of the Japanese non-citizens/aliens in Hawaii:

"Dr. Bundy stated that at the Cabinet meeting several days ago the President had told the Secretary of War that he, the President, desired to have all the Japanese aliens in the Hawaiian Islands interned at once."

Although this is something FDR wanted done, it was never done. Some of the Japanese aliens were detained, but the number was only a small part of the overall Japanese/Japanese-American population on the Hawaiian Islands.

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