Trump’s cruelest immigration policies are yet to come as Stephen Miller consolidates power

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Donald Trump’s most racist, anti-immigrant West Wing aide is in the midst of consolidating his power over immigration policy, and the nation should be bracing for the worst. From the initial roll-out of Trump’s fatally flawed first Muslim ban to forced family separation, Stephen Miller has championed nearly every one of Trump’s cruelest and most incompetently implemented immigration policies to date. But now, with a string of firings at the Department of Homeland Security leaving the agency’s hierarchy littered with “acting” titles, Miller, in all his incompetent glory, will be left to come up with the most draconian policies yet in pursuit of fulfilling Trump’s No. 1 campaign promise: reducing immigration.

Miller’s aspirations for dominating Trump’s border policy reportedly didn’t stop with firing now-ousted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. CNN reports that Miller is also eyeing director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Lee Cissna, and the department’s general counsel, John Mitnick. As it stands now, the following positions at Homeland Security are currently occupied by “acting” leaders:

  • Deputy secretary
  • ICE director
  • FEMA director
  • Secret Service director
  • DHS inspector general
  • Customs/Border Patrol director

Naturally, Trump likes it that way. “It’s easier to make moves when they’re ‘acting,’” Trump said in early February when he was asked about the dearth of Senate-confirmed appointees holding important positions in his administration. Translation: I like the chaos of being able to do any damn thing I want to do. And in the past couple weeks, Trump has wanted to take on health care (as if the GOP had a chance in hell of navigating that) and shut down the border (whatever the cost to average Americans and the economy).

GOP leaders and administration officials managed to talk him off of both ledges, leaving Trump casting about for a policy, a purpose, and a post-Mueller villain heading into his 2020 re-election campaign. Apparently, Nielsen bore the brunt of trying to explain to Trump that shutting down the border, refusing entry to asylum seekers, and implementing a new super-charged family separation policy were all bad ideas, not to mention illegal in some cases. Not that Nielsen is any saint after presiding over Trump’s original child kidnapping policy, but with her exit, Trump will be unleashed to pursue all of his worst instincts, fueled by Miller’s sadism.

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David
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White Supremacists and racist Stephen Miller and Trump will go down in history as one of the most draconian, diabolical couple to have ever drafted an immigration policy that is replete with mass, inhumane incarceration of children; mass separation of families at the border; the inability to reunite the caged, sick, and abused children with their biological parents; the unwillingness of Trump and Miller to cater to the human rights and healthcare of these illegally seized refugees. May Trump and Miller go straight to Hell for their crimes against humanity. Why do the Republicans just stand by and watch this… Read more »
Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

Money, courtesy of the US taxpayer that’s why.

Rose
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Rose

Trump and Miller are two of Satan’s demons.

Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

I’m sorry, we’re not supposed to make comparisons to the dickhead in chief and his gang of thieves, liars, grifters, and shitty family to the Nazis…but this one is just too damn easy, this guy, this freaking oily rat bastard, this greasy butt stain of a non-human, he’s the 21st century equivalent of Heinrich Himmler.

A quote from Heinrich Himmler…
(The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don’t ask for their love; only for their fear.) and their vote. (that’s mine)

Patricia R. Bjorling
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Patricia R. Bjorling

Steve Miller = Spawn of Joe McCarthy = Spawn of Satan