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Today, Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a House resolution calling out white nationalist and white supremacist Stephen Miller and calling for his resignation.
The resolution is cosponsored by Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (D-CA), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)FL-23), Don Beyer (D-VA) and Brad Schneider (D-IL). Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) will introduce a companion resolution in the United States Senate.
The following is a statement by Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice:
At this point, there can be no doubt. Stephen Miller — whose career has been dedicated to the proposition that descendants of Europeans are superior to others and that the United States should be ruled by them and not others — does not agree that all humans were created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.
His outsized influence over the President and his policies with regard to the cruel treatment of immigrants and refugees reveal that he wants to take the country back to the immigration era of the 1920s — when the KKK marched openly in Washington and refugees and immigrants were turned away because of their religion, national origin and race.
It is a challenge to American democracy when an unelected and unconfirmed advisor to the President, who has no accountability to the American people, has such extreme white nationalist and white supremacist views and uses his position to shape policy. Under this President, legal immigrants and refugees are being kept out of America and we have witnessed unprecedented levels of cruelty towards immigrant children and families, and sweeping bans and new bars to migrants seeking safety and prosperity in the United States.
Chairman Castro and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are right to call out the President’s advisor, to name him before the American public, and to call for accountability. Their allies in the House and Senate who are advancing this resolution are performing a vital public service. Stephen Miller’s ideology is counter to the foundational notion that America at its best welcomes those from around the world, regardless of race, creed, background or birthplace, in order to give newcomers opportunity and strengthen our nation. The White House is no place for someone with his radical and un-American views.