On Tuesday evening, the US State Department issued an official statement, thanking Germany for admitting former Nazi prison guard Jakiw Palij, who was removed from the United States on August 20.

"During World War II, Palij served as an armed guard at the Trawniki slave-labor camp for Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland. He concealed his Nazi service when he immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1949," the statement explained.

"A federal court stripped Palij of his citizenship in 2003 and a US immigration judge ordered him removed from the United States in 2004 based on his wartime activities and postwar immigration fraud."