Democrats take aim at Miller as questions persist about ‘sanctuary city’ targeting

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House Democrats are sharpening their focus on White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller, with key lawmakers saying he should be brought before congressional committees to testify about his role in recent policy controversies.


The talk of hauling Miller before lawmakers comes days after The Washington Post reported that he played a key role in a plan first discussed last year to release undocumented immigrants into “sanctuary cities” represented by President Trump’s Democratic critics. While the plan never came to fruition because of objections from agency officials, Trump has since embraced the idea.
While Cabinet officials routinely testify before Congress on budget and oversight matters, it is unusual for lawmakers to publicly question presidential advisers like Miller — particularly in an adversarial scenario. Presidents of both parties have declined to make their executive aides available to congressional committees, citing the constitutional separation of powers.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...bc984dc9eec_story.html?utm_term=.f0afa5589ad3

Interesting. No other president has given as much power to their aides as Miller seems to have. If he's engaging in activities that would normally be reserved for cabinet members I think Dems have a case. Of course, the WH could merely just exert executive privilege. So, there's that....
 
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Targeting? LOL We do 'Catch and Release' so what better place than a sanctuary city in which to release them. It violates no law, and these lying Dim pols love them some illegals. Except that Trump has made them look like the hypocrites that they are.

Bottom line is SCOTUS has said in Arizona v. United States that the feds have total authority over immigration. And the left completely backed that position against Arizona, Now the hypocrisy is risible from the left.
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...bc984dc9eec_story.html?utm_term=.f0afa5589ad3

Interesting. No other president has given as much power to their aides as Miller seems to have. If he's engaging in activities that would normally be reserved for cabinet members I think Dems have a case. Of course, the WH could merely just exert executive privilege. So, there's that....
Miller may actually BE the president … tRump is completely incompetent, Miller is completely evil ...

Trump’s Incompetence Is Creating a Stephen Miller Hail Mary
Leaving the Trump White House on happy terms is like dying a peaceful death in the wild—possible but exceptional. Lingering torment is the norm. Erstwhile Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has been dismissed, was already out of favor a year ago, and Donald Trump had for months been signaling his intention to replace her. He was angry Nielsen didn’t seem to be coming up with inventive work-arounds for the law (like breaking it), and last October he spent about half an hour berating her during a Cabinet meeting.

It’s all very Trumpy. If a job on the farm calls for a border collie, you don’t buy a dachshund. If the church needs a priest, you don’t hire an atheist. But Trump does. He hires people who don’t share his agenda and then gets furious at them for being what they are. Kirstjen Nielsen had minimal management experience and didn’t share his worldview. Nor was she prepared to block every border violator from claiming asylum, a response that would have meant ordering an entire bureaucracy to ignore the law. Her executive-branch work had been for the administration of George W. Bush, and any hawkishness on the border was dutiful rather than heartfelt. This wasn’t her fault.

Trump likes to blame others for his incompetence. One can read claims that he was angry to discover that an omnibus spending bill he had signed included minimal wall funding, as if Trump didn’t know that when he signed it. When Trump proposed impossible or impractical policies for addressing a wave of asylum-seeking migrants, like shutting down the border altogether, Nielsen had the unhappy job of explaining the law to him. To be sure, a more dynamic and hard-line leader than Nielsen might have thought of creative alternative ways to stem the flow, but it took someone as bumbling as Trump to pass the buck to D.H.S., like a team that provides no defense and then yells at the goalie when the other side scores.

...CONTINUE...
 
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Targeting? LOL We do 'Catch and Release' so what better place than a sanctuary city in which to release them. It violates no law, and these lying Dim pols love them some illegals. Except that Trump has made them look like the hypocrites that they are.

Bottom line is SCOTUS has said in Arizona v. United States that the feds have total authority over immigration. And the left completely backed that position against Arizona, Now the hypocrisy is risible from the left.
Interesting, the "not in my city" exposes them.
 
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I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+
Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More


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Interesting, the "not in my city" exposes them.
The president is the one that decides how many refugees will be admitted. It's his own DHS and ICE officials who are telling him he can't use the process to settle political scores. He can't change that with a stupid tweet.
 
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The president is the one that decides how many refugees will be admitted. It's his own DHS and ICE officials who are telling him he can't use the process to settle political scores. He can't change that with a stupid tweet.
Where was the outrage then?

DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from ...

https://www.judicialwatch.org/.../dhs-quietly-moving-releasing-vanloads-illegal-aliens...

Jun 3, 2016 - DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border ... them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles ... “They're telling us to put them on a bus and let them go,” said one law ... The Lawless Immigration Policies of the ObamaAdministration.
 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...bc984dc9eec_story.html?utm_term=.f0afa5589ad3

Interesting. No other president has given as much power to their aides as Miller seems to have. If he's engaging in activities that would normally be reserved for cabinet members I think Dems have a case. Of course, the WH could merely just exert executive privilege. So, there's that....

I found this interesting from the link

Regarding the policy of targeting sanctuary cities — jurisdictions that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities — for the release of undocumented immigrants, a congressional investigator told The Post, “It was basically an idea that Miller wanted that nobody else wanted to carry out.

Gee I wonder why Miller is the only person in the administration who thinks "it's a good idea"? I'm thinking it's because Trump has fired most of the few rational people he had.

If he gets a subpoena he will not have a choice. He will have to testify before Congress.
 

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Targeting? LOL We do 'Catch and Release' so what better place than a sanctuary city in which to release them. It violates no law, and these lying Dim pols love them some illegals. Except that Trump has made them look like the hypocrites that they are.

Bottom line is SCOTUS has said in Arizona v. United States that the feds have total authority over immigration. And the left completely backed that position against Arizona, Now the hypocrisy is risible from the left.

The state provision has three limitations: A detainee is presumed not to be an illegal alien if he or she provides a valid Arizona driver’s license or similar identification; officers may not consider race, color, or national origin “except to the extent permitted by the United States [and] Arizona Constitution

Again, talking about mostly refugees here who are NOT covered under that SCOTUS decision. Again, seeking asylum is LEGAL. And they have to be afforded their civil rights.
 
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