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Hillary: Mass Deportations ‘Like Some Kind of Bad Movie from World War Two’

The second half of this America Rising video features Hillary Clinton, earlier this week, declaring in an interview with a Nevada Fox affiliate: “The more important question is would we ever really send the police after eleven, twelve million people living in our country rounding them up like some kind of bad movie from World War Two? No, I don’t think we will.”

When Clinton says “rounding them up like some kind of bad movie from World War Two”, is she referring to the Japanese-American internment camps enacted under President Franklin Roosevelt, or to the Nazi Concentration Camps? Back in August, she accused Republicans of wanting to “go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up and, I don’t know, put them in buses or boxcars, in order to take them across the border.”

The only difference between the plans for “mass deportation” and the status quo is scale; the U.S. deported 235,000 people last year and deported more than 409,000 people in fiscal 2012. Deportation has gone on for just about every year since the founding; a 1788 law in New York provided for removal of “unacceptable immigrants” “to the place from whence he or she came.”

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