Democrat Congresswoman Yvette Clarke protested in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters Saturday and compared them to the Gestapo, Nazi Germany’s secret police.
Newsday and amNewYork reporter Matthew Chayes tweeted Saturday:
“We are standing in front of a building that has become the headquarters for the Gestapo of the United States of America”: Brooklyn Democrat @RepYvetteClarke, outside @ICEgov’s Manhattan hq. pic.twitter.com/5iNoTZ0mVf
— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) January 27, 2018
This comparison comes after an immigration activist called the new White House immigration proposal a “legislative burning cross” Thursday. (RELATED: Immigration Activist Calls Trump Immigration Plan A ‘Legislative Burning Cross’)
The White House proposal would allow almost two million individuals already in the country illegally to gain a pathway to citizenship in exchange for $25 billion in funding for a border wall. The proposal would also look to end chain migration and the visa lottery. (RELATED: White House DACA Plan Includes Path To Citizenship For 1.8 Million ‘Dreamers’)