Former U.S. President Donald Trump did everything in his power to undermine the rights of thousands of refugees and immigrants for four straight years and got away without a scratch. Yet there is word that one of his top aides might be held to justice over his aggressive policies.
Former White House adviser Stephen Miller’s charges are allegedly so serious that he is looking to actually do jail time over “human rights violations” at the southern border, if we are to believe Representative Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee.
She told The Intercept’s “Deconstructed” podcast that Miller should be “behind bars” for his role in facilitating Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy.
“I think he committed heinous human rights violations, and I think that those around him [who] helped plot this out should be held accountable, as well,” she stated while admitting that doing so will not be easy.
“That is going to be very difficult, but it kills me that these people could potentially walk away and even potentially rebuild their reputations,” she said. “I find them to be just among the most reprehensible, abhorrent people that our generation could have ever produced.”
The House Judiciary Committee is currently investigating the Trump administration’s immigration record.
Miller is considered to be an architect of the immigration policy, which made sure all unauthorized migrant parents detained while crossing the border were separated from their children until they were prosecuted.
Miller is planning to launch a legal nonprofit organization, America First Legal, aimed at “resisting the radical left’s agenda.”
It remains to be seen whether the Democrats find the courage and the support that is required to bring Trump and his team to justice for their stark violations of human rights.