DescriptionElsa Kudo describes the first time she realized that she had been labelled an "illegal entry." Like other Japanese Peruvians, the Peruvian government had stripped of her legal documents and forcibly sent her to the United States. With the war's end she was considered an illegal alien who, despite entering the country on an involuntary basis, could no longer remain. As a Japanese Peruvian resident at Seabrook, she recalls how she was restricted from going into town to buy groceries, and instead had to buy overpriced goods from the company store.
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