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Amb. Grenell credits trump for the deportation of Nazi guard
The U.S. Ambassador to Germany, speaks on “Fox & Friends”, such as the White house achieved the complex task, the removal of the employee from New York City.
The last known Nazi collaborator living in the United States-a 95-year-old former concentration camp guards, played a “vital role” in the murder of thousands of Jews was deported to Germany from his New York City home early Tuesday morning, completing what the US Ambassador in Germany called it a “difficult task.”
Richard Grenell, the US Ambassador, who arrived in Germany earlier this year, according to the political maneuvers of the Democrats on his nomination for months, told “FOX & friends” in an exclusive interview that President Trump — who of New York instructed him on the removal of Jakiw Palij, a priority. Grenell, said the new government after taking office in March, has brought the “new energy” to the thing.
“It really is a credit to President Trump, who was very made clear on this case, clearly, he said, this Person from the United States,” Grenell, later adding, “it is a great day for the United States to this people from our country.”
In November of this year. 20, 2003 file photo, Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard standing in front of a building in the Queens borough of New York.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Tuesday implemented a deportation order against Palij, dated 2004. But the expulsion from Palij, who immigrated into the USA in 1949 and is a citizen in 1957, was, after the concealment of his Nazi background, was not an easy task.
Grenell, said the deportation came after months of diplomatic negotiations, and was “difficult” because Palij is no German citizenship and was stateless after the loss of his citizenship in the United States
Palij allowed justice officials in 2003 that he was training in one of Nazi camps in occupied Poland.
“[Germany is] a moral obligation, not necessarily legally, because he worked on behalf of the then German government,” he told “FOX & friends”.
The Ambassador praised Germany’s new foreign and interior Ministers, who wanted both “to work with President Trump, this.” He also said that Secretary of state Mike Pompeo was “aggressive” about the case.
Palij allowed justice officials in 2003 that he was training in one of Nazi camps in occupied Poland. Court documents showed that men who training at the SS training camp in Trawniki, carried out by the Nazi-regime’s plan to murder Jews in Poland.
This 1957 photo provided by the U.S. Department of justice shows that Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guards.
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The 95-year-old also served as an armed guard on the adjacent labor camp Trawniki, where he played an “indispensable role” in the deaths of about 6,000 Jews were killed in one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust in 1943, according to the statement.
This Nov. 9, 2017 file photo shows the house, to the left of the former Nazi concentration camp guard Jakiw Palij in Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York.
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Palij, who claimed he worked on a farm and in a factory during the second world war, had his U.S. citizenship revoked in 2003 by a Federal judge, and ordered deported a year later. His appeal was rejected in 2005.
After the war, Palij maintained friendships with other Nazi guards, the government says, in the United States came under similar false pretenses. And in an interesting coincidence, Palij and his wife of their king bought a house in the vicinity of LaGuardia Airport in the year 1966 from a Polish-Jewish couple who survived the Holocaust and were not aware of his past.
#BREAKING: an Early morning release from the White house says ICE to be deported, a former Nazi labor camp guard was living in New York City. pic.twitter.com/OxGgcj1qsP
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“Through extensive negotiations, the President of Trump and his team Palij secured the deportation to Germany and the United States advanced a concerted effort to read with one of the most important European allies,” the statement.
The State Department later issued a statement that Germany admitted again Palij. As for what is going to happen, Palij in Germany, Grenell, said, “it is in the hands of the Germans,” to find out what to do with him.
“The fact is, we have a President who really wants to fight for the American people, make sure that the rule of law is respected,” he told “FOX & friends”.
In a special ceremony at the White house on Monday, trump two agencies-immigration and customs enforcement Department of homeland security and customs and border protection Agency — honored, however, as ABC News noted Palij was not mentioned.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.