A FORMER Nazi prison guard who had been living in New York for years has died in Germany after being deported last year. Jakiw, Palij, 95, an ethnic Ukrainian, was a former Nazi collaborator who worked as a concentration camp guard in the SS during the Second World War. Palij died on Wednesday in a care home in the German town of Ahlen, according to reports in the local media. US ambassador Richard Grenell, who lobbied for Germany to take Palij, said he had been informed of the death. He credited US President Donald Trump with seeing through Palij's August 2018 deportation after it had been stalled for a quarter-century. Grenell said: "It would have been upsetting to many Americans if he had died in the U.S in what many viewed as a comfortable escape.” Palij was the last Nazi facing deportation from the United States when he was taken from his Queens home on a stretcher and put on a plane to Germany. "An evil man has passed away. That, I guess, is a positive," said Rabbi Zev Meir … [Read more...] about Nazi death camp guard, 95, dies in Germany just months after Donald Trump deported him
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THE last known Nazi collaborator to be living in the United States has been arrested and sent packing to Germany where he is set to face justice at last. On the order of President Donald Trump, immigration agents removed 95-year-old Jakiw Palij from his home in Queens, New York, in a dawn raid. Palij lived quietly in the US for years, as a draftsman and then as a retiree. But nearly three decades ago investigators found his name on an old Nazi roster and a fellow former guard spilled the secret that he was "living somewhere in America". Palij told Justice Department investigators who showed up at his door in 1993: "I would never have received my visa if I told the truth. "Everyone lied." A judge stripped Palij's citizenship in 2003 for "participation in acts against Jewish civilians" while an armed guard at the Trawniki camp in Nazi-occupied Poland and was ordered deported a year later. But because Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and other countries refused to take him, he continued … [Read more...] about Donald Trump deports Nazi death camp guard whose secret past was discovered after he was detained by US immigration officials
Trump may not have built his wall but he is effectively deterring immigration through detentions, deportations, separations, threats and a culture of fear, writes Bette BrowneWITHOUT putting up a single brick of his proposed wall against immigrants, US President Donald Trump is deterring them from entering the country by deporting thousands of other immigrants already in America for decades.More than 1m immigrants, many among the poorest in the US, have now been told they face deportation because the White House wants to end their protected status.These include some 800,000 young people brought to the country illegally as children by their parents decades ago and protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and about 300,000 holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that was granted to immigrants, mainly from Central America and the Caribbean, after natural disasters hit their countries.Nearly 200,000 Salvadoreans protected by TPS, for … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is tearing lives of immigrants apart
John R. MacArthur 19 May 2018 9:00 AM 19 May 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream Sarah ChurchwellBloomsbury, pp.356, £20 The figure of Donald Trump looms over Sarah Churchwell’s new history of American national identity, which highlights the ugliest features of the country’s ingrained traditions of intolerance and bigotry. But it is the current president’s father, Fred, who first leaps off the page in a startling cameo appearance. On Memorial Day 1927, as Churchwell recounts, the white supremacist, anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic Ku Klux Klan organised a march in New York City’s borough of Queens, home to the German-American Trump family, whose patriarch, Friedrich Trump, had emigrated to the United States in 1885. About 1,000 demonstrators, many dressed in the KKK’s signature hooded white robes and ‘accompanied by 400 women from … [Read more...] about What was Donald Trump’s father doing at a notorious KKK gathering in 1927?
It's a testament to President Donald Trump's capacity for malice that his deportation policy has terrified more while deporting less. Arrests by his administration's Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2017 were about half what they were during President Barack Obama's peak years, 2010 and 2011, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute. During Obama's first term, when he was laying the groundwork for what he hoped would be a comprehensive bargain on immigration, his administration aggressively enforced immigration law. ICE arrests peaked at more than 300,000 annually in 2010 and 2011. Deportations from the American interior -- in other words, not of people apprehended near the border — surpassed 200,000 in both those years, also about twice the number reached in 2017. Pro-immigrant groups took to calling Obama the "deporter in chief."The effort severely strained Obama's relations with immigration activists while getting him nowhere with Republican … [Read more...] about Why Trump Deports Fewer Immigrants Than Obama