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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 »

Why a Reconstituted Family Separation Policy Remains Very Much on the Table for Trump Administration

As DHS’s McAleenan Denies Literal Reinstitution of Family Separation v1.0, Trump Administration Planning for Reconstituted v2.0 as Part of Unconscionable “Sophie’s Choice” Acting DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan yesterday told NBC News that “family separation is not on the table … we’re not pursuing that approach” while noting that “a better system, as I’ve said many … Continue reading »

Miller and Trump Target Immigration and Visas for African Countries with New Visa Overstay Memorandum

“This is Stephen Miller’s way of operationalizing his immigration strategy to ‘make America White again.’ – Douglas Rivlin Yesterday, in a story about White House advisor Stephen Miller taking personal interest in certain deportation cases, Politico quoted an unnamed White House former staffer saying, “It’s not an overstatement to say Stephen Miller wakes up every … Continue reading »