Trump aide and anti-immigrant champion Stephen Miller is a special guy. Not only is he a driving force behind Trump’s Muslim ban, but also behind the inhumane separation of families at the border. One White House adviser went as far as to describe Miller as a “twisted guy” who “actually enjoys seeing those pictures at the border.” It was not missed on us that Miller is himself the descendant of asylum seekers, who escaped anti-Jewish persecution in Belarus, only to turn around to himself become anti-refugees. One resourceful freelance writer working under the banner of #resistancegenealogy has discovered that Miller is not unique in the close-the-door-behind-my-family approach to immigration.  But the same America that was good enough to take in Miller’s family, among others, will once again be good enough to overcome the damage of this unfortunate time in our country.

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