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George Takei Takes Extreme Leftist Rhetoric on Border Crisis to Whole New Level

'Star Trek' actor claims current separation policy for illegal immigrant families is worse than America's Japanese internment camps

George Takei, who appeared in “Star Trek,” has taken extreme leftist rhetoric to a whole new level.

In an op-ed piece written for Foreign Policy and published on Tuesday, Takei said that controversial family separation laws for those illegally entering the United States are worse than America’s past Japanese internment camps.

Takei has firsthand experience with Japanese internment camps, as he was sent to one when he was just five years old.

He claims the internment camps were better than what illegal immigrants are going through in 2018, because the camps back then did not separate families.

“At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents,” the now 81-year-old actor wrote.

He added, “We were not pulled screaming from our mothers’ arms. We were not left to change the diapers of younger children by ourselves.”

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Takei, pushing his narrative as far as he could, said it was family that got him through his “unjust imprisonment.”

America’s immigration policy has reportedly led to the separation of some 2,000 families in April and May, since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration. Strong border security is essential to protect the citizens of our country, and the issue has jumped to the top of the national agenda, driven in part by extreme leftist rhetoric about it.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a press conference and said he will shortly be signing an executive order to deal with the crisis — which he’s now done.

Takei is far from the first celebrity to criticize current immigration laws in America, but his words are, by far, the most extreme. Who knows what will be said next ….

This article has been updated to reflect the latest developments.

PopZette editor Zachary Leeman can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter.

(photo credit, homepage image: George Takei, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore; photo credit, article image: George Takei, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore)

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