Monday, November 5, 2018

The President's Immigration Guru: Stephen Miller

Maggie Haberman in the New York Times offers details on the role of Stephen Miller, chief policy advisor to President Trump, on making immigration a high-profile issue for the Donald Trump as a candidate and the President.  Immigration  enforcement

"is an agenda Mr. Miller has pushed tirelessly inside the West Wing, where he has consolidated his power around the issue, even as several other aides have split into factions or left the administration. In Mr. Trump’s world, no one has merged policy details and politics more forcefully than Mr. Miller.

Mr. Miller, 33, has become known in that orbit for amassing frightening news articles and isolated statistics about immigration that he is aware might fuel a presidential declaration on Twitter. He has helped install a group of like-minded aides across the government, including at the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the Justice Department, who have helped him pursue his agenda."


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I have generally found that the largely quiet policy people - in the WH or cabinet - to be those we should most be aware of. Miller's aversion to people of Latino heritage going back to high school has even provoked wonder whether he sometimes is doing the president's tweets.

Posted by: Kevin Hayden | Nov 5, 2018 4:05:28 AM

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