Stephen Miller’s uncle publicly scolds him for his terrible immigration policies

Even Stephen Miller’s family can’t stand him.

The senior Trump advisor has made his fair share of enemies thanks to his work on Trump’s harsh immigration policies, and now at least one of his family members is part of that crowd.

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Miller’s maternal uncle, David S. Glosser, has penned quite the op-ed for Politico, laying bare what he calls Miller’s “immigration hypocrisy,” starting with the immigration journey of Miller’s own Jewish family, a “classic American tale,” from the Eastern Europe town of Antopol (now part of Belarus) at the turn of the 20th century.

The family’s journey is one of chain migration, Glosser notes, something Miller is currently working to end. He also outlines how the family could have fallen victim to the same “America First” policy Miller is helping Trump push and even draws a line to the Nazis of 1940s Germany and the Nazis of 2018.

The Glossers came to the U.S. just a few years before the fear and prejudice of the “America First” nativists of the day closed U.S. borders to Jewish refugees. Had Wolf-Leib [Miller’s ancestor] waited, his family would likely have been murdered by the Nazis along with all but seven of the 2,000 Jews who remained in Antopol. I would encourage Stephen to ask himself if the chanting, torch-bearing Nazis of Charlottesville, whose support his boss seems to court so cavalierly, do not envision a similar fate for him.

It’s a scathing indictment of Miller, the type that Glosser has unloaded on his nephew in the past. 

Glosser has plenty more admonishment for Miller, who he says he has “watched with dismay and increasing horror.” He also doesn’t spare Trump, noting the similar chain migration journey of the president’s ancestors and saying the two “may have become numb to the resultant human tragedy and blind to the hypocrisy of their policy decisions.”

But Glosser is particularly pointed toward Miller when recounting the life of “Joseph,” an immigrant from the north African nation of Eritrea whom he met through volunteer work with a non-profit that assists refugees. 

He details the torturous journey (literally and metaphorically) “Joseph” encountered in his path to the United States “while my nephew, Stephen, was famously recovering from the hardships of his high school cafeteria,” a reference to the now-famous incident in which Miller was booed by classmates after a particularly terrible speech. 

It’s a deft, withering burn that enhances Miller’s sheltered petulance on display in the video. 

With the Trump administration is going to startling lengths to restrict the number of immigrants admitted to the U.S., Glosser laments the fate of immigrants he’s met, people who the U.S. should be welcoming with open arms.

I have met Central Americans fleeing corrupt governments, violence and criminal extortion; a Yemeni woman unable to return to her war-ravaged home country and fearing sexual mutilation if she goes back to her Saudi husband; and an escaped kidnap-bride from central Asia.

It calls to mind Miller’s public spats with journalists over immigration, perhaps most famously his sparring with CNN’s Jim Acosta over the poem on the Statue of Liberty.

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That Miller’s own ancestor, according to Glosser, made his way only deepens the irony and depravity of Miller’s stance. 

One can’t help but read Glosser’s account and think of another sour uncle-nephew relationship.

You can read Glosser’s piece in its entirety here.

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