It is hard to imagine having agents of the government (police, ICE, FBI, etc.) at the front door to take away an entire family. I cannot imagine them at my door to take me and mine away to captivity. Who do I call for help? Will my neighbors help? Who will help right this injustice?
That is what happened to Japanese Americans. They aren't the only group to be illegally colonized/captured/incarcerated by this government...just one of the most recent. So, it is not surprising that they are being neighbors to others that are likewise having their freedom taken. They must remember the feelings of helplessness and loneliness, wondering, 'who will help right this injustice.
As compassion seems in short supply, we must stand for the voiceless. We must show the love of our Lord. We must call out the wrongs and make things right. Silence is not a virtue in these cases. In these cases, our silence is consent.