It appears that President Trump and agents at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can’t catch a break from the left. Even personally ordering U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to find a way to get Nazi SS Guard Jakiw Palij out of the U.S. and finally deporting a Nazi per a 2004 court order isn’t good enough. The case apparently took so long because Palij was born in a part of Poland that now belongs to Ukraine and never was a German citizen, and all three countries refused to take him until Germany finally relented at the behest of Ambassador Grenell.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
President Donald Trump played an integral role in deporting former Nazi SS guard Jakiw Palij to Germany Tuesday after more than a decade of efforts to remove him from the U.S.
Trump ordered U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to find a way to get Palij out of the U.S. even before he assumed his position in Berlin in April, an official familiar with the matter told The Daily Caller. The president’s interest in Palij’s case stems from the years of New York City tabloid coverage it has garnered over the years, a person familiar with the president’s thinking relayed.
Palij was ordered to be deported from the U.S. in 2004 but his case has been particularly vexing to U.S. authorities over the years because he was born in a part of Poland that is presently Ukrainian territory, and was never a German citizen. All three countries refused since 2004 to accept Palij.
Grenell, acting upon the order of the president, vigorously highlighted Palij’s case to German authorities with the new argument that it had a moral obligation to accept him because the former SS guard committed his crime for the German government at the time.