Nazi labor camp guard caught by ICE, deported to Germany, White House says

Nazi labor camp guard caught by ICE, deported to Germany, White House says
Nazi labor camp guard caught by ICE, deported to Germany, White House says

Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi SS labor camp guard, was deported to Germany, the White House announced Tuesday morning.  (ICE)

A former Nazi SS labor camp guard was deported from his home in Queens, N.Y., early Tuesday morning, according to the White House.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents implemented a 2004 order deportation order against Jakiw Palij, who immigrated to the United States in 1949 and became a citizen in 1957 after concealing his Nazi background, the statement read.

Palij admitted to Department of Justice officials in 2003 that he trained at Nazi camp in German-occupied Poland, and that he served as an armed guard at the adjacent Trawniki Labor Camp – where roughly 6,000 Jews were shot to death, according to the statement.

The 95-year-old’s U.S. citizenship was revoked in 2003 by a federal judge, and he was ordered to be deported a year later. His appeal was denied in 2005. 

“Through extensive negotiations, President Trump and his team secured Palij’s deportation to Germany and advanced the United States’ collaborative efforts with a key European ally,” the statement read.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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