“Guantanamo-like or quasi-gulag situations”

Lots of jail news in today’s D, and also one of the most absurd statements from a professor I’ve heard in a while:

When discussing the immigration violation that resulted in a Dartmouth coach’s fiance being jailed for 28 days, former Dartmouth prof Weyman Lundquist said, “If Homeland Security keeps putting these immigrants into those almost Guantanamo-like or quasi-gulag situations, they will send back home millions of immigrants who will from then on absolutely hate America.”

Jesus Christ. Honestly, the immigration mix-up and subsequent jailtime must have been absolutely horrible for Ms. Vinnikova. But comparing time in a state correctional facility for violating terms of a visa to labor camps in which 3 million people died is shocking, ridiculous, and in very poor taste.