Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

Stephen Miller’s Ambitions Are Bigger Than Temporary Immigration Bans

Stephen Miller, the Trump administration’s very young senior advisor, has received much of the blame and credit for his purported lead role in the executive order temporarily banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries — and indefinitely banning Syrian refugees.

But for Miller and chief strategist Steve Bannon, the executive order is just the beginning of a larger program of immigration reform, according to the LA Times. The duo are focused on transforming the way the United States determines who is allowed into its borders. Ultimately, they want to close the country to what they see as a generation of immigrants that will not assimilate, according to the article.

“Morning Joe” host, Joe Scarborough recently called out Miller for his young age, 32, his apparent lack of experience, and his “power-trip thinking.”

Past polls indicate that a plurality of Americans are comfortable with immigration bans.

On Monday, President Donald Trump Attorney fired General Sally Yates for refusing to follow the executive order. Miller praised Trump’s decision.

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.