A Democratic New York assemblyman called out his fellow Democrats Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" for opposing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after the agency deported the last known Nazi living in the United States.

Dov Hikind called the deportation of Jakiw Palij to Germany "huge" and had been pushing the move for more than a decade.

Palij, 95, was apprehended early Tuesday morning at his home in Queens, New York.

He is said to have played an “indispensable role” in the death of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.


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Hikind told Steve Doocy he had a personal connection with the situation, because his mother had been sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.

"My grandmother and other members of the family went straight to the gas chambers. That's real to me," he said.

He said Palij's removal from the U.S. wasn't taken seriously enough in previous administrations, which is why it took so long.

"Talk is cheap," he said. "Getting things done is what President Trump just did."

He said Palij's deportation is really a non-partisan issue, and implored his fellow Democrats to stop politicizing things.

"When the president does something huge ... say 'thank you Mr. President for doing an amazing thing.' God bless the president."

Hikind added that he believes Democrats don't want Trump to succeed because it would hinder them at the polls.

"It's not about what's best for America [for Democrats]. It's purely politics."

Watch the segment above.


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