Several trucks and automobiles carrying Japanese Americans are stopped and directed to the side of a highway, where policemen search their personal baggage. Police officers being directed by officials in civilian clothes, search open suitcases and other containers of clothing and personal items, laid out on the pavement. The Japanese American owners repack their suitcases after they are searched. One truck open stake truck is carrying many items of luggage and clothing rolled up and tied. These are all off-loaded and spread out on the pavement for search. A Japanese American woman stands near a 1937 Chevrolet 4-door sedan, in which children are seen looking out from the back seat. The woman helps a man roll up a bundle of clothes, as a uniformed policeman, nearby, searches another one. The woman and and two men repackage and tie the bundle with cord, as a policemen looks in the car trunk. More views of Japanese Americans with their luggage laid out on the pavement being searched. One woman has belongings tied up in a cardboard box labeled: "Sunland Biscuit Company, Los Angeles & San Francisco." Under direction of a civilian official holding a walkie talkie telephone, a policeman helps people load their belongings into an open truck after they have been searched.
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