DOJ Not Acting Like Nazi Germany, Says Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rejected suggestions that the Justice Department’s family-separation policy is reminiscent of Nazi Germany, saying the Nazis “were trying to keep Jews from leaving.” Sessions spoke to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday night and defended his agency amid widespread criticism of separations at the Mexican border. Sessions said comparisons of American camps to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi camps weren’t fair because the Justice Department was trying to stop people from crossing the border, not trying to keep them in the U.S.. “It’s a real exaggeration, of course. In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country,” Sessions said. “We need to think it through, be rational and thoughtful about it. We want to allow asylum for people who qualify for it, but people who want economic migration for their personal financial benefit, and what they think is their families’ benefit, is not a basis for a claim of asylum.”