• Laupie Yasui sits for an interview with photos of her father Minoru Yasui on a table in her daughters home in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Laupie Yasui will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father this week. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Opponent of Japanese-Americans’ WWII treatment to be honored

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a civil rights attorney being honored posthumously this week with a Presidential Medal of Freedom for challenging the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II are alarmed by recent opposition to Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S.