Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) reportedly compared sending home the wave of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States to turning away “boatloads” of Jewish refugees during World War II.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks about student loans for women during a news conference on Capitol Hill June 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) speaks about student loans for women during a news conference on Capitol Hill, June 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Via Boston.com:

On the Democratic side, Sens. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat, and Dianne Feinstein of California, have expressed deep reservations about sending the children back to potentially dangerous situations.

“I think we’d better think twice,” Durbin said. Feinstein likened the situation to the “boatloads of Jewish immigrants trying to come to this country during Nazi Germany and getting turned back.”

“That’s not what this country is all about,” she said. “This, in my view, has to be handled in a way which is compassionate.”

(H/T: National Review)

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