Attorney General Jeff Sessions went on Fox News Monday night to defend the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy, which has resulted in nearly 12,000 migrant children being placed in detention centers, a policy that some have compared to Nazi concentration camps.
Sessions explained to Laura Ingraham that these claims are “exaggerations,” because “in Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country.”
You can watch the video below:
Jeff Sessions says that Trump's family separation policies are not like Nazi Germany because Nazis "were keeping the Jews from leaving." (via Fox) pic.twitter.com/KDkd3xMPBw
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 19, 2018
In Nazi Germany, Jews were initially deported and relocated into ghettos before the Third Reich decided to enact the Final Solution, which resulted in six million Jews getting murdered in German concentration camps.
So the people being held can reunite with their families and leave? Sessions unloads another crock. I call BS!
— Shirley U (@EclecticKnitter) June 19, 2018
Sessions here seems to be implying that the two situations are totally different because his ultimate goal with these migrants is to send them out of the United States, back to where they came from. And that’s his defense.
When you have to defend your policy being compared to Nazism…just sayin'
— Susan Danzen (@LovemanythingsL) June 19, 2018
In some cases, migrant parents were told their children were being taken to bath or shower (sound familiar?) and were never reunited with their kids.
Check your history @JeffSessions_ . It started with mass deportations of jews without german status. Spawned the ineffective 1938 League of Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees coming from Germany
— Paul MacLatchy (@pmaclatchy) June 19, 2018
Children are being kept in large cages, many of which are lit 24/7, rendering sleep impossible. Many kids are sleeping on mats on the floor, and are only allowed outside for 1-2 hours per day.
So the children in cages are free to leave?
— Crobb (@Crobb19) June 19, 2018
Parents and children have described the conditions in the detention centers as “freezing cold” and lacking “good food.”
On Monday, Wikipedia added the detention centers to its list of concentration camps, citing the crowded conditions and abuse children are facing from being separated from their families.