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Stephen Miller Tried to Publicize a Lie So Obvious That Anti-Immigrant DHS Secretary Had to Shut It Down

It's hard to push this dishonest administration too far, but Miller manages to do it.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen, who willingly went to work for Donald Trump’s fact-free administration, is suddenly very concerned about the facts. One alleged interaction reported by The Washington Post included some head-butting with the White House’s No. 2 white supremacist, adviser Stephen Miller, over some anti-immigrant lies he wanted to spread:

When Trump’s advisers were writing a report on terrorism earlier this year, Miller had a suggestion. Language saying that children of foreign-born nationals were more likely than non-foreign-born nationals to commit acts of terrorism should be inserted into the report and the accompanying press materials, according to three people with knowledge of his wishes.

But Miller’s move was opposed by Nielsen and her top aides, these people said. They said such language was not substantiated in fact and that a report would not go out from her agency claiming such.

How truly noble of Nielsen to stand up for “the children of foreign-born nationals,” and clearly, if the administration proposed other reprehensible policies, like tearing children from the arms of “foreign-born nationals” before criminally prosecuting them, Nielsen would surely oppose that as well. Oh, wait:

The Trump administration announced Monday that it is dramatically stepping up prosecutions of those who illegally cross the Southwest border, ramping up a “zero tolerance” policy intended to deter new migrants with the threat of jail sentences and separating immigrant children from their parents.

America’s Voice reported that Nielsen has defended the administration’s shameful policy, and she has also had zero answers about the federal government losing track of 1,500 migrant kids it placed with U.S. sponsors. And now, a semi-sympathetic piece on her has turned up, just as her job could be up in the air. Gimme a break. The only thing Nielsen does seem concerned about is losing her job.

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