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Sessions: Comparisons To Nazi Germany Aren’t Fair Because They ‘Were Keeping The Jews From Leaving”

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Sessions: Comparisons To Nazi Germany Aren’t Fair Because They ‘Were Keeping The Jews From Leaving”




Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempted to defend the Trump administration against growing criticism that its immigration policies of family separation and detaining migrant children are like concentration camps, saying that the Nazis were actually “keeping the Jews from leaving the country.”

Sessions made the remarks on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” after host Laura Ingraham noted that some opponents have compared the practice to “concentration camps.”

“Well it’s a real exaggeration. Of course in Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country,” Sessions said.




“This is a serious matter,” he continued. “We need to think it through, be rational and thoughtful about it. We want to allow asylum for people who qualify for it but people who want economic migration for their personal financial benefit and what they think is their family’s benefit is not a basis for a claim of asylum.”





Daily Beast National Editor Justin Miller responded to Sessions’ remarks by noting:

Some Twitter users noted that the U.S. turned away thousands of Jewish refugees who ultimately died in concentration camps.

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