The Best Thing About a Trump Loss Is Stephen Miller Leaving the White House
In September 2015, Stephen Miller, then an aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R–Ala.), emailed a Breitbart staffer about what he saw as Pope Francis’s overly liberal views on immigration. “Someone should point out [to the Pope] the parallels to The Camp of the Saints,” he said, referring to the 1975 French novel about the supposedly dire effects of migration.
Penned by Jean Raspail, the book follows hundreds of thousands of Indians as they set sail for France to lay claim on “the white man’s comfort.” In Raspail’s telling, the migrants are feces-eating, “swarthy-skinned,” “kinky-haired,” and sexually depraved: “Everywhere, rivers of sperm. Streaming over bodies, oozing between breasts, and buttocks, and thighs, and lips, and fingers….Men with women, men with men, women with women, men with children, children with each other, their slender fingers playing the eternal games of carnal pleasure.”
Miller went on to become a special adviser to President Donald Trump and one of the primary tailors of the administration’s immigration policies. A farewell to Miller’s approach, apparently guided by his disdain for migrants as human beings, is arguably the biggest upside to the end of the Trump administration.
Miller’s record is full of freedom-impinging stains that, in theory, should unite just about everyone—conservatives, progressives, libertarians, and those in-between—in opposition. He is perhaps best known for his role in implementing a “zero tolerance” policy at the Mexican border, in which migrant parents were systematically separated from their children as part of a deterrence strategy. (Hundreds are yet to be reunited.) But while that may be the administration’s most i
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