Stephen Miller, the architect of the Trump administration’s inhumane immigration policies, including separating young children from their parents at the border, blasted the Biden administration’s immigration policies on Wednesday night for their “cruelty and inhumanity.”
Miller was asked to weigh in on President Biden’s decision to reopen a Texas migrant facility to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors between the ages of 13 and 17.
“What we’re seeing here is the cruelty and inhumanity of Joe Biden’s immigration policies,” Miller said.
“He came into office and announced that there’s an open door, and that young people who come into this country illegally are going to be resettled instead of returned. He is forcing thousands of young children into the arms of smugglers, into the arms of traffickers, into the arms of coyotes,” he said.
“Children are being taken away from their families in the Northern Triangle – in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala,” Miller continued “Those countries are being deprived of their future. These illegal immigrants are being put in harm’s way all because of a policy choice Joe Biden made to restore ‘catch and release.’ That is cruel, that is inhumane, and we are seeing the results of that right now. He took a secure border, a humane border, a safe border, and turned it into this.”
Under Miller’s child separation policy over 2500 children were separated from their parents. Miller at the time defended the administration’s policy. He reportedly told a group of Trump advisors in 2018 “that not enforcing the administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy ‘is the end of our country as we know it.”
The government is yet to reunite hundreds of children with their families, leaving them essentially orphaned.