Stephen Miller, Trump Aide Who Pushed Child Separation, Decries ‘Cruel’ Biden Immigration Policies – By Jeremy Blum (Huffpost) / Feb 25 2021
The former Trump adviser’s “zero tolerance” policy led to the separation of more than 5,400 children from their parents at the southern border.
Stephen Miller, known for his hardline immigration views as a senior policy adviser to Donald Trump, hypocritically called Joe Biden out for “inhumane” immigration policies on Wednesday as he addressed the president’s reopening of a Texas facility for unaccompanied minors in Carrizo Springs.
The facility, intended to hold up to 700 teens aged 13 to 17, was created during the Trump era and closed after only a month in the summer of 2019. The Biden administration has argued that the reopening is a temporary measure needed due to recent surges in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as the coronavirus pandemic closing other facilities for migrant children.
Press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the children would be processed as quickly as possible, but the move has still drawn criticism from progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who tweeted: “This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay – no matter the administration or party.”