Segregation at Tule Lake

    Those who answered “yes” were considered “loyal” and eligible for indefinite leave outside the military areas of the West Coast.  Those who answered “no,” and labeled as “disloyal” were transferred to the Tule Lake camp, which was transformed into a high security “segregation center.”  Many internees answered “no” in protest of their
deprivation of civil rights while others, fearing separation from their families, opted to stay together or to wait out the war.  The questionnaire and the segregation procedure were to become the most divisive event of the entire internment experience.