When First Lady Melania Trump was emigrating to the United States she received help from immigration lawyer Michael J. Wildes. Now, her former lawyer is comparing President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy to both Nazism and slavery.
Appearing on Fox & Friends, Wildes says the current administration’s policy “goes against the ethos of our founding documents and fathers. He then claimed that children are essentially “quarantined” by the Department of Health and Human Services.
“When we’re dealing with this challenge, we should not be quarantining children from parents,” Wildes explains. “The inhumanity that we see is reminiscent of detention centers in Nazi Germany, of slave trade.”
“We can do better when we try to figure out this problem,” he continues. “Let’s not forget this problem needs to be fixed because the greatest risk-takers and greatest entrepreneurs historically have been immigrants this country.”
RawStory points out that Jeff Sessions has responded to the Nazi concentration camp comparison by saying it’s not the same because Nazis were trying to “keep the Jews from leaving the country.”
Here’s the full panel interview from Fox News:
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.