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Former senior Trump administration advisor Stephen Miller reportedly balked at the thought of resettling more Afghan refugees throughout a cabinet assembly in 2018, telling the room that the refugees would create “Iraqs,” and “Stans,” in the US, according to CNN.
Miller pushed an unapologetically xenophobic immigration coverage throughout the Trump administration, serving to ideate the Muslim ban and different insurance policies which broke down and backlogged the asylum system.
“What do you guys want?” Miller mentioned throughout the assembly, in keeping with CNN, which cited an official current throughout the assembly. “A bunch of Iraqs and ‘Stans across the country?”
During the assembly, then-Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly advocated to then-President Donald Trump’s cabinet that the US ought to course of more Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan allies who had labored with and risked their lives for the US.
Miller insisted on more safety checks and “extreme vetting,” which was a trademark of the Muslim ban.
On Friday, Miller told CNN that he stands by the identical sort of vetting that he advocated for, and which was applied by the Trump administration.
This isn’t the first time that former Trump administration officers have singled out Miller for his stance, as a former Pence adviser criticized his “racist hysteria” in the direction of immigrants in late August.
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