CNN is facing a fury of backlash after comparing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to Nazis in a recent story.
In a tweet last Thursday, CNN said, “A Jewish woman heard an undocumented immigrant and her two daughters were on the run from ICE. Driven by thoughts of the Holocaust, she risked her own comfort to offer them shelter.”
A Jewish woman heard an undocumented immigrant and her two daughters were on the run from ICE. Driven by thoughts of the Holocaust, she risked her own comfort to offer them shelter. https://t.co/l4fLAwW11W pic.twitter.com/swxNCuGzg8
— CNN (@CNN) March 15, 2018
The article tells the story of a Jewish woman who is hiding a Catholic, Latino family, for fear of deportation by ICE.
“I grew up in the time where the Holocaust was not so far behind me,” says the woman. “There was always that awareness, as a Jew, that it’s possible to be kicked out of a country where people thought they were home. And many of those people didn’t make it.”
“Do you feel the echoes of history here?” the interviewer asked.
“One hundred percent,” the woman responded. “I think there’s a strong feeling in the Jewish community. We cannot let this happen. It’s our responsibility. What was done to us cannot happen to other people.”
The interviewer admitted that “this is technically aiding and embedding somebody who is here undocumented.”
“I don’t see it that way,” the woman said. “I see it as taking a step to help someone who is in need. To help a family in need of support.”
The Jewish woman joined an interfaith network whose purpose is to protect undocumented illegal immigrants.
The network began after Donald Trump’s election into office, for fear that illegal aliens would face harsher enforcement action.
Many people responded on Twitter, bashing CNN for comparing the unimaginable tragedy of the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler’s regime to ICE, whose mission is far from murdering innocent people and total governmental control.
How you dare to even compare these is beyond me. Holocaust victims had a right to fear… Death. Illegal immigrants are running from the law. A new lower level of despicable that you have reached. You never cease to amaze.
— Jeanne Boutilier (@mtnest11) March 15, 2018
That CNN would compare an illegal alien family avoiding lawful deportation with the horrors of the Holocaust is absolutely despicable.
— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) March 15, 2018
Comparing the Holocaust, in which 1.5 million children were taken from their families and murdered in the most cruel ways to lawful deportation efforts of illegal aliens in America is simply disgraceful.
— Michael A. Koplen (@MichaelAKoplen) March 15, 2018
CNN wins the award for belittling the holocaust and victims of the Nazi regime.
— LJ (@strohsfan) March 15, 2018