Former White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, one of the proud architects of ex-President Donald Trump’s child separation policy at the southern border, is very concerned for the wellbeing of young migrants now that President Joe Biden is at the helm of the U.S. immigration system.
“What we are seeing here is the cruelty and inhumanity of Joe Biden’s immigration policies,” Miller ranted during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night. “He came into office and announced that there is an open door and that young people who come into this country illegally are going to be resettled instead of returned.”
The ex-Trump official baselessly claimed Biden’s restoration of what conservatives have derided as “catch-and-release” was “forcing thousands of young children into the arms of smugglers” and other predators.
“He took a secure border, a humane border, a safe order, and he has turned it into this,” Miller fumed.
Several hours before Miller’s interview, Biden had lifted the Trump administration’s freeze on green cards, declaring the ban “harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here.”
The new President has placed much of his focus on undoing Trump’s aggressively anti-immigration policies, many of which were spearheaded by Miller.
Biden and Democratic lawmakers have also unveiled a bill that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants.
However, the Biden administration has come under fire for reopening one of Trump’s notorious child migrant facilities that contained cages in Texas this week to house 700 undocumented teens.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday defended the move as a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic and disputed accusations that the administration was subjecting migrant children to the same inhumane treatment as Trump did.
“This is not kids being kept in cages,” she said during a press briefing. “This is a facility that was opened that’s going to follow the same standards as other HHS facilities.”