One thing most Republicans have forgotten when it comes to those dirty stinking illegal immigrants coming into the greatest country in the world is the fact that, unless you’re 100 percent Native American or were brought here against your will, at some point one of your ancestors came into this country as an immigrant.
Stephen Miller, the repugnant adviser to Trump, is getting a dose of that reality after #ResistanceGenealogy warriors searched his family history and found his great-grandfather failed his naturalization test for citizenship and was denied American citizenship. Yahoo News reported:
‘Nison Miller is the great-grandfather of White House adviser Stephen Miller, who has taken credit for being one of the chief architects of the administration’s family separation policy. And this 85-year-old document is just one bit of ammunition in a campaign being waged by the unofficial band that goes by the hashtag #Resistance Genealogy.’
One of the leaders at the forefront of the genealogical research that is being done on anti-immigration political figures, Jennifer Mendelsohn, commented:
‘Unless your ancestors came on a slave ship or you’re Native American, you came here as an immigrant.’
Renee Stern Steinig, the former head at the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, originally found the information on Miller’s great-grandfather. She commented on the goal of those who are doing the genealogical research:
‘The point isn’t to play “gotcha.” It’s to show that we are a nation of immigrants, and you are here because someone else picked up and came here for a better life.’
She noted that, although the reason for the denial of citizenship was due to ignorance, he was simply denied because he most likely missed questions on his citizenship test, which is notoriously difficult – not because he was some illegal immigrant who didn’t deserve to be a citizen.
Additionally, Miller’s family was most likely not separated due to his failure on the naturalization test. Also, he eventually did pass and became a citizen of the United States.
This is not the only immigrant in Miller’s family. It’s been found that family members Wolf Lieb Glotzer and wife Bessie, came to America and through the process of chain migration were able to bring Wolf’s brother Sam into the country. Sam was Miller’s great-grandfather on his mother’s side.
So, here we have Stephen Miller, one of the most vocal advocates for anti-immigration policies, being revealed as the son of immigrants, who were brought here through chain migration.
If that is not the definition of hypocrisy, what is?
What’s hilarious is it doesn’t take much to find this information on public figures. Anyone with internet access can easily perform genealogical research. The spokesperson for Ancestry.com, Megan Smolenyak, commented:
‘Most interesting to Smolenyak is that this research “is so easy. You don’t have to go very far back.” It’s startling, she says, “how many of the people who are virulently anti-immigration are children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of immigrants. We should have to work a lot harder for these stories, but there they are, on the lowest, easiest branches.”‘
Mendelsohn also noted Miller’s great-grandmother was speaking Yiddish four years after arriving in America. Miller once professed that the U.S. government preferred English-speaking immigrants.