Rejecting the notion that denouncing the Trump administration\u0026#039;s immigrant detention centers as \u0022concentration camps\u0022 does harm to the memory of the Holocaust, 200 Jewish people demonstrated at a facility in New Jersey Sunday evening and demanded the release of the thousands of immigrants in U.S. custody.Grassroots group Never Again Action called for all detention centers to be closed and for the U.S. government to protect asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants—instead of sending Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into communities where the agency has arrested hundreds so far this year in raids.The group reported that 36 participants were arrested for blocking the road to the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.\u0022I have to do whatever is in my power to disrupt ICE, to close these camps, to provide permanent protection, and to ensure that \u0026#039;never again\u0026#039; means never again,\u0022 said Rebecca Oliver, a demonstrator who was arrested.200 Jews are shutting down an ICE detention center because we when we say never again we fucking mean it. #NeverAgainIsNow pic.twitter.com/iVBL6tv85z— Alyssa Rubin (@aly_mixed_up) June 30, 2019#NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/4TTaq2oxhq— ✡️ Never Again Action ✡️ (@NeverAgainActn) July 1, 2019#NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/1WvO4HJf5u— ✡️ Never Again Action ✡️ (@NeverAgainActn) July 1, 2019Holding signs reading, \u0022Never again for anyone\u0022 and \u0022Jews demand freedom for immigrants,\u0022 the demonstrators stressed the need to recognize the parallels between the Trump administration\u0026#039;s arrests of undocumented immigrants and detention of asylum seekers and the treatment of Jewish people and other marginalized groups by the Nazi regime in the 1930s and 40s.\u0022I\u0026#039;m a Jewish Latina. The military camps where my people are being held today are concentration camps; just like the camps my people were held in 75 years ago were concentration camps,\u0022 said Tae Phoenix, another protester. \u0022That\u0026#039;s why I\u0026#039;m here. That\u0026#039;s why we\u0026#039;re here.\u0022\u0022As Jews, we were taught to never let anything like the Holocaust happen again. We refuse to wait and see what happens here now.\u0022 —Never Again ActionThe demonstration came a week after conservatives attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for labeling theadministration\u0026#039;s detention centers—where legal advocates recently found hundreds of children living without access to soap, personal hygiene necessities, and sufficient food—\u0022concentration camps.\u0022The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum rejected Ocasio-Cortez\u0026#039;s statement, saying the museum \u0022unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary.\u0022In its statement of purpose ahead of the protest in Elizabeth, Never Again Action did not mention the museum\u0026#039;s stance, though the group made clear its disagreement.\u0022As Jews, we were taught to never let anything like the Holocaust happen again,\u0022 the group said. \u0022We refuse to wait and see what happens here now.\u0022Similar actions are planned for Tuesday in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston.\u0022ICE isn\u0026#039;t just at the border—they\u0026#039;re in every community,\u0022 the group said in a video calling for others to join their campaign. \u0022Since politicians won\u0026#039;t shut down ICE, we will. It\u0026#039;s going to take all of us.\u0022\u0022We are calling on our people to put their bodies on the line to stop ICE!\u0022 Yesterday was just the beginning. Over 2,000 people have signed up for tonight\u0026#039;s call to get involved! Please join us and share with your Jewish friends and family! https://t.co/o8YqKEwOLz pic.twitter.com/gBFkxUwcEi— ✡️ Never Again Action ✡️ (@NeverAgainActn) July 1, 2019Immigrant rights organizations applauded young Jewish activists from across the country for standing up against the Trump administration\u0026#039;s violations of human rights and attempts to turn away from the reality of prison camps in the present-day United States.This is what solidarity looks like. https://t.co/SMWORguiEN— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) July 1, 2019\u0022We are inspired by the Jewish community who today sent a bold statement of solidarity rooted in their past struggles,\u0022 said Movimiento Cosecha, a grassroots campaign for the protection of undocumented immigrants. \u0022As families continue to be separated, as children continue to be caged, and as thousands of immigrants are forced to make a life-threatening journey crossing borders out of desperation, every American should be called to stand up and take action.\u0022\u0022These times will not be defined by the actions of our enemies but rather the actions of those who feel compelled to do something and demand that immigrants be treated with dignity and respect,\u0022 the group added.Ocasio-Cortez also amplified Never Again Action and thanked the protesters for their \u0022profound solidarity.\u0022\u0022Thank you, Never Again Action, for your courage, compassion, and selflessness in pursuit of justice,\u0022 tweeted the congresswoman.