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In the News: What does it mean to use the phrase “Concentration Camp”

The Jewish Exponent asked many Jewish leaders in our community about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s statements that referred to the migrant detention as “concentration camps.” Executive Director Cathryn Miller-Wilson gave her answer:

“I wouldn’t say that it’s accurate or not accurate,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania, regarding the comparison. “I haven’t been to the detention centers. What is accurate is the calling out of the government’s repeated treatment of immigrants like nonhumans. That is frightening and dangerous and what’s happening today.”

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