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They Went There: CNN Compares ICE Agents To Nazis

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.”

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.