Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Stephen Miller to Its List of Extremists

  

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Via:  jbb  •  4 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Chris Walker (Truthout)

Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Stephen Miller to Its List of Extremists
Miller has helped shape some of the most "draconian" anti-immigration measures at the White House, the group noted.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit civil rights organization that documents the activities of hate groups across the U.S., added a new entry to its database of extremists: White House senior adviser Stephen Miller.

Miller was added to the organization's website on Wednesday, with the SPLC noting that President Donald Trump's trusted confidante "is credited with shaping the racist and draconian immigration policies of President Trump," including the zero-tolerance policy that led to thousands of children being separated from their families.

Miller also shaped the White House's early Muslim ban, pushed for the president to attempt to end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and advised moves to halt the issuance of green cards for immigrants using the coronavirus pandemic as a means to do so, SPLC said.

"Through the conscious use of fearmongering and xenophobia, Miller implements policies which demonize immigrants, regardless of their immigration status, in an apparent effort to halt all forms of immigration to the United States," the nonprofit group adds.

Among the evidence demonstrating Miller's white supremacist views is a Vanity Fair report in which an outside White House adviser lamented that the presidential adviser actually enjoyed seeing pictures of immigrants being separated from family members at the border when that policy in effect.

Beyond his anti-immigration stances, SPLC also mentioned Miller's penchant for purging government agencies of workers whom he considers insufficiently loyal to his agenda or Trump himself.

SPLC also included specific quotes from Miller defending Trump as an authoritarian figure.

"The powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned," he said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" in February 2017, for example.

Although the "extremist" profile entry on Miller is new, the SPLC has long documented the Trump adviser's extremism.

Late last year, the organization uncovered hundreds of emails from Miller to a writer at the far right website Breitbart News, which included recommendations of blog posts from white supremacist websites. After those emails were revealed, 100 lawmakers from Congress (none of them Republicans) called for Miller's resignation from his role as presidential adviser.

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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    4 weeks ago

Steven Miller is as unfit as his boss...

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1    4 weeks ago

one of the very fine people in the trump administration....

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    4 weeks ago

SPLC, a racist and sexist organization founded by a KKK lawyer  that preys upon gullible liberals  by scaring them, desperate to stay relevant after being exposed.  Miller must be the new boogeyman...

The New Yorker summed up the SPLC as well as anyone..

"the center’s reputation as a beacon of justice had taken some hits from reporters who’d peered behind the façade. In 1995, the Montgomery Advertiser had been a Pulitzer finalist for a series that documented, among other things, staffers’ allegations of racial discrimination within the organization. In Harper’s, Ken Silverstein had revealed that the center had accumulated an endowment topping a hundred and twenty million dollars while paying lavish salaries to its highest-ranking staffers and spending far less than most nonprofit groups on the work that it claimed to do. The great Southern journalist John Egerton, writing for The Progressive, had painted a damning portrait of Dees, the center’s longtime mastermind, as a “super-salesman and master fundraiser” who viewed civil-rights work mainly as a marketing tool for bilking gullible Northern liberals. “We just run our business like a business,” Dees told Egerton. “Whether you’re selling cakes or causes, it’s all the same.”

It's Tammy Faye Bakker's con applied to liberals

 
 
 
MAGA
2.1  MAGA  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 weeks ago

Exactly! As if any reasonable person would care what a terrorist inspiring hate group like them beset with misogyny and racism founded by a pervert would think about anything.  

 
 
 
arkpdx
3  arkpdx    4 weeks ago

You are taking an accusation from the SPLC as reliable and factual? Surely you jest! They are one of the most biased groups around!

 
 
 
MAGA
3.1  MAGA  replied to  arkpdx @3    4 weeks ago

That’s for sure!  They list all sorts of mainstream conservative and Christian groups as so called hate groups because of political differences and they use their list with others to try to destroy their targets.  Being on the SPLC hate list is a badge of honor every Christian conservative should aspire to! 

 
 
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