Japanese Americans began immigrating to the United States in the 1890’s and many were greeted with Anti- Asian prejudice. Asian immigrants were restricted from becoming citizens, and as the Japanese began entering the labor force, they received resentment from white workers. The Gentleman’s Agreement Act of 1908 prevented the Japanese government from issuing passports to Japanese laborers. In 1914, the California Alien Land Law was signed which prohibited Asian immigrants from owning land or property and the Supreme Court case, Ozawa v. U.S, restated that Asian immigrant’s were still not qualified for immigration. Thus Asian Americans, which included those of both Chinese and Japanese descent, had so long been discriminated for their race, but nothing could prepare Japanese Americans for what the US had in store for them after the attack on Pearl Harbor. About 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced out of their homes into detention camps established by Roosevelt signing of Executive Order 9066. Japanese Americans would then spend the next 3 to 4 years behind barbed wire with their constitutional rights infringed by the hands of the government.