Ex-ICE Director: ICE Can't Be Equated To Nazis Since We're Just Following Orders

Asked what he thinks of people comparing ICE to Nazis, acting director Thomas Homan replied with the Nuremberg defense.

The former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that comparing ICE agents to Nazis is unfair, because “they’re simply enforcing laws enacted by Congress”.

Thomas Homan employed the “Nuremberg defense” – used by German Nazi officials in an attempt to escape accountability with the claim they were merely following orders.

Homan then followed up saying he wished those against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy would display outrage over crimes committed by undocumented immigrants – employing less charitable language:

“Let’s protect American citizens as much as you’re fighting for the illegal alien.”

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marchie
marchie

ICE needs to be disbanded. The majority of the men and women who do the work need to continue but the organization will be forever linked to another of the saddest moments on American history. Like rounding up Japanese Americans in internment camps, everything we ever did and still do to Native Americans, Slavery, etc. Take it apart and rebuild the mission to one we can be proud of, not embarrassed by.

chris_brown
chris_brown

ICE is nothing more,than the #SenileSackOfShitInChief's version of the Gestapo,and for anyone who doesnt think they are,your fucking blind as well as ignorant

BiteMyShinyMetalA
BiteMyShinyMetalA

Nazis said the exact same thing and no, it was not a legitimate defence at the Nuremberg Trials either.

HumboldtRick
HumboldtRick

If this guy is THAT stupid, then no wonder ICE is such a terrorist organization.

939aed
939aed

I don't recall any immigrants trying to enter Nazi Germany--they were all persecuted minority citizens trying to get out--that's the key difference.