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Feinstein: Sending Children Back to Central America Like Turning Back ‘Boatloads of Jewish Immigrants’ during Holocaust

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) pushed back against calls to return the thousands of unaccompanied illegal-immigrant children along the border by saying it would be like refusing to let Jews into the country during World War II.

As Democrats and Republicans are still split on what to do with the children, Feinstein staked out her position for how to treat them with the loaded analogy. The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman told the New York Times that sending the Central American children back to their home countries would be like “boatloads of Jewish immigrants trying to come to this country during Nazi Germany and getting turned back.”

“That’s not what this country is all about,” she continued. “This, in my view, has to be handled in a way which is compassionate.”

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