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ICYMI: WaPo Editorial Board: “Only now do we understand the true cruelty of Trump’s family separation”

Following last week’s revelations that the Trump administration separated at least 5,460 children from their parents, the Washington Post editorial board brings Trump, Miller, and the administration to task, calling the separations “…a stain on Mr. Trump, on the government he leads and on America.” It is an important reminder that no matter how much … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “What ‘Border Wars’ Book Reveals About Trump, Miller And Immigration”

In Forbes column on new “Border Wars” book by NY Times reporters, Stuart Anderson highlights how Stephen Miller drives immigration policy  A new column in Forbes by Stuart Anderson assessing the new book “Border Wars,” by New York Times reporters Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear, highlights the role Stephen Miller plays in advancing … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Catherine Rampell Eviscerates Stephen Miller’s Take on Immigration

In her newest Washington Post syndicated column, Catherine Rampell writes “Stephen Miller is right about immigration — but not in the way that he means,” analyzing why one quote from his recent Post profile encapsulates Miller’s worldview toward immigrants while underscoring why his anti-immigrant animus is flat-out wrong.  As Rampell writes: “In a Post profile … Continue reading »

Stephen Miller Controls Immigration Policy, 2020 Reelection Strategy, and Trump

“Miller is the captain of this ship. The question is whether the vessel for his sadistic cruelty — Trump and the GOP — can survive the voyage” – Frank Sharry Two front-pagers from the Washington Post and New York Times put the spotlight on Stephen Miller this weekend, revealing what we basically already understood: Miller … Continue reading »

Trump and Miller Are Fine with Ruining the Lives of Children in Their Effort to Keep Out and Kick Out Immigrants

Fear is the Cornerstone of the Trump/Miller Policy and Electoral Strategy The Trump administration’s immigration radicalism and cruelty is taking a toll on children. Just look at the implications and examples from immigration stories from the past few days: Stephen Miller and allies intent on blocking immigrant children from attending school. As Bloomberg reports in … Continue reading »

Stephen Miller’s Fingerprints Are All Over Trump Administration Efforts to Eviscerate Asylum Protections

“My mantra has persistently been presenting aliens with multiple unsolvable dilemmas to impact their calculus for choosing to make the arduous journey to begin with.” Yesterday, the Trump Administration took the latest step in their ongoing effort to dismantle the asylum process in the form of U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to end asylum … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent and Others Highlight How Stephen Miller and GOP are Defending the Indefensible

While Trump’s racism continues to take center stage, Stephen Miller makes a rare appearance on Fox News in an attempt to defend the indefensible attacks Trump has made against four U.S. members of Congress in a string of deplorable tweets. Here’s what leading national observers had to say in response: The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent: “Mike Pence and … Continue reading »

‘Trump Tariffs Solve Nothing, Make Problems Worse’ And Other Tweets

Donald Trump announced yesterday, by tweet, that a 5% tariff on Mexican imports would be his latest move in attempting to stop central American refugees from coming to the U.S.-Mexico border. Experts pointed out that trade wars are not good for business, that the U.S. (especially Texas) is one of Mexico’s largest trading partners, that … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is Stephen Miller?

Originally published February 15, 2018; last updated August 1, 2019 Stephen Miller is a senior advisor to Donald Trump, as well as a white nationalist who has been responsible for some of Trump’s most anti-immigrant policies — and his greatest failures. Miller has played a central role in the Muslim ban, ending DACA for Dreamers, … Continue reading »

The Real “Big Fat Con Job” Is Perpetuated From the Oval Office: Trump Anti-Asylum Policies Are Political and Will Only Make Matters Worse

Nick Miroff’s story in the Washington Post, “U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border” drives home the fact that Stephen Miller and fellow Trump administration hardliners are charging ahead with deterrence-only policies that are doomed to make the current humanitarian and refugee crisis … Continue reading »