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Stephen Miller, an American government official who serves as a senior advisor for policy to the 52th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.1https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/trumps-newest-senior-adviser-seen-ally-white-nationalists/ Previously a communications director for Senator Jeff Sessions, and a press secretary for U.S. Representatives Michele Bachmann and John Shadegg.

 

After graduating from college, Miller began to work as a press secretary for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann & Congressman John Shadegg. He rose to the position of Sessions’ communication director; and in the 113th Congress, Miller played a major role in defeating the bipartisan Gang of Eight’s proposed immigration reform bill. 2https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/01/25/top-sessions-aide-joins-trump-campaign/3https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/06/stephen-miller-donald-trump-2016-policy-adviser-jeff-sessions-213992

 

Mr. Miller’s politics have been described as far-right and anti-immigration;4https://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-stephen-miller-trump-speechwriter-immigration-adviser-2018-1[/mfn]4https://www.salon.com/2018/01/21/lindsey-graham-slams-stephen-miller-says-white-house-staff-has-been-pretty-unreliable/ with this in mind, in the early days of Trump’s presidency, Miller worked to restrict immigration and crack down on sanctuary cities,5https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/president-trump-is-planning-to-sign-executive-orders-on-immigration-this-week/2017/01/24/aba22b7a-e287-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html and was involved in the formation of Executive Order 13769, which was a restriction on U.S. travel and immigration by citizens of seven Muslim countries for 120 days. 6https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13769 Miller has been credited as the person behind Trump’s administration’s choice to cull the number of refugees accepted in the United States as well.7https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-stephen-miller-single-handedly-got-the-us-to-accept-fewer-refugees8https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/stephen-miller-wins-again-haley-other-foes-excluded-immigration-meeting-n910776

 

Miller & Attorney General Sessions were described as chief champions of the Trump Administration’s decision to separate migrant children from their parents when they crossed the U.S. Border; Mr. Miller justifying that ‘such a policy would deter migrants from coming into the United States’.9https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/us/politics/immigration-children-sessions-miller.html

 

 

 

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May, Charlie. “Lindsey Graham Slams Stephen Miller, Says ‘White House Staff Has Been Pretty Unreliable.’” Salon, Salon.com, 21 Jan. 2018, www.salon.com/2018/01/21/lindsey-graham-slams-stephen-miller-says-white-house-staff-has-been-pretty-unreliable/.
Markon, Jerry, et al. “Trump to Sign Executive Orders Enabling Construction of Proposed Border Wall and Targeting Sanctuary Cities.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 25 Jan. 2017, www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/president-trump-is-planning-to-sign-executive-orders-on-immigration-this-week/2017/01/24/aba22b7a-e287-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html.
Blitzer, Jonathan. “How Stephen Miller Single-Handedly Got the U.S. to Accept Fewer Refugees.” The New Yorker, www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-stephen-miller-single-handedly-got-the-us-to-accept-fewer-refugees.
Luce, Dan De, and Julia Ainsley. “Stephen Miller Wins Again: Haley, Other Foes Excluded from Immigration Meeting.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 21 Sept. 2018, www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/stephen-miller-wins-again-haley-other-foes-excluded-immigration-meeting-n910776.
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