61 Civil Rights Organizations Just Took On Stephen Miller


Donald Trump is not going to fire the aide that lurks in the shadows of most of his photo shots. Why? Stephen Miller reflects the president’s own dark values. Remember, this man kicked off his presidential campaign with a racial slur about immigrants. He took out full-page ads for the death penalty of The Central Park Five falsely accused of raping a white woman — long after DNA proved them innocent. Here is Trump’s own Heinrich Himmler.

Sixty-one organizations committed to civil rights have signed a letter to POTUS requesting he fire the man in charge of immigration — Miller, according to Civil Rights:

‘On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, and the undersigned entities, we write to demand the removal of Stephen Miller from his position as your senior advisor.’

Miller has been a long-time supporter of White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis:

‘Supporters of white supremacists and neo-Nazis should not be allowed to serve at any level of government, let alone in the White House. Stephen Miller has stoked bigotry, hate, and division with his extreme political rhetoric and policies throughout his career. The recent exposure of his deep-seated racism provides further proof that he is unfit to serve and should immediately leave his post.’

Miller had advanced “white nationalist ideology” that resulted in acts of violence that “harm immigrants, people of color, and marginalized communities.” Remember Trump mimicking a man with a disability? Remember the toddlers locked in dog kennels:

‘In his role as your senior advisor, Stephen Miller has promoted hate speech spewed from neo-Nazis, bigots, and white supremacists. His advancement of white nationalist ideology has resulted in policies — and violent acts — that actively harm immigrants, people of color, and marginalized communities.’

The president’s top aide’s policies included “the devastating Muslim ban,” the end of DACA, the family separation policy along the southern border, and cruel and “inhumane treatment of immigrants families:”

‘These policies include the devastating Muslim ban, efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a ban on transgender people serving in the military, and the family separation policy that has led to the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrant families in detention centers throughout our nation.’

The organizations point to the “alarming rise of hate crimes,” violence, and “hate-fueled murders:”

‘The heightened anti-immigrant and anti-minority sentiments driving the policies of this administration are undoubtedly linked to the alarming rise of hate crimes and the highest number of hate-fueled murders in recent history. Stephen Miller’s racist, deadly agenda is contributing to this violence and must be stopped.’

These civil rights groups call Miller a “betrayal of our national ideals:”

‘Stephen Miller represents white supremacy, violent extremism, and hate — all ideologies that are antithetical to the fundamental values that guide our democracy. Allowing him to remain a White House advisor is a betrayal of our national ideals of justice, inclusion, and fairness. We call on you to halt your own hateful actions and rhetoric and remove all hate enthusiasts from the administration.’

They ended their letter to Trump by making the point that by keeping Miller on board, the commander-in-chief would be “responsible for the violence fueled by that hate.” The question has always been: Does Donald Trump care? Read on for the list of signatories:

‘Unless and until you fire Stephen Miller — and all who promulgate bigotry — and abandon your administration’s anti-civil rights agenda, you will continue to be responsible for the violence fueled by that hate.’

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