Friday, October 30, 2020

Trump aide Stephen Miller preparing second-term immigration blitz



Amanda Holpuch  for the Guardian reports that the architect of Donald Trump’s immigration policy, senior adviser Stephen Miller, has a series of executive orders ready to be signed if Trump is re-elected. 

According to the story, the former homeland security department chief of staff Miles Taylor said this wishlist was saved for the second term because it included policies that were too unpopular for a president seeking re-election.

"Those items are expected to include attempting to eliminate birthright citizenship, making the US citizenship test more difficult to pass, ending the program which protects people from deportation when there is a crisis is their country (Temporary Protected Status) and slashing refugee admissions even further, to zero."

NBC News later reported that "In a 30-minute phone interview Thursday with NBC News, Miller outlined four major priorities: limiting asylum grants, punishing and outlawing so-called sanctuary cities, expanding the so-called travel ban with tougher screening for visa applicants and slapping new limits on work visas."


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