17 Jewish organizations send open letter demanding Stephen Miller’s dismissal

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Last week, 17 Jewish organizations penned an open letter and sent it to the White House calling for the dismissal of the far-right Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller. The letter claims Miller is guilty of “extreme viewpoints and advocacy of racist policies.” The protest was led by the National Council of Jewish Women. Here are excerpts:

As Jews, we are in solidarity with immigrants and refugees and believe that our nation must be a refuge and welcoming home for new Americans,” they wrote. Miller “has been an obstacle to passing widely-supported, bipartisan, popular, badly-needed immigration policy changes throughout his time in the administration.”

The coauthors call Miller the “architect” of two executive measures  that limit admission into the United States for immigrants from countries including Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Venezuelia. The letter also states:

“Stephen Miller opposes the beliefs we hold dear, and while he advises President Trump there will be no forward movement on immigration — to the detriment of this great nation founded by immigrants. We urge you to remove Miller from your team and the White House as soon as possible.”

Haaretz.com reports on Miller’s recent interview with Fox News as he pushed his version of immigration reform via a border wall. Miller says he also wants to end visa lotteries and “chain migration,” which allows immigrants the opportunity to petition family members into the United States.

“Miller’s racist views should be enough to disqualify him from the White House, and his sway over President Trump has made it nearly impossible for Congress to move forward on a bipartisan deal to protect Dreamers — which 70-80% of Americans support. Senator Lindsey Graham held up Miller as an outlier even within their own party, and other Members of Congress point to Miller as a barrier to any type of agreement on immigration.”

As Trump does so often, Miller uses transference, projection, triangling and flat out lies to try and manipulate the media and public by saying the Democrats are obstructing the building of Trump’s border wall, because they want “unending illegal immigration.” Unlike Trump, Miller holds back a tad and won’t say, “I’m a fucking white racist and will do whatever I can to preserve the supremacy of my people, including banning anyone who doesn’t look like me, think like me, or who isn’t born in the America made great again by my leader Donald Trump. I’m what a racist piece of shit looks like.” And given Miller’s past, present and what he hopes to be his future agenda—this is no exaggeration.

To read the full open letter via NCJW/National Counsel of Women, click HERE. Below are the coauthors of the letter.

  • Ameinu
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Americans for Peace Now
  • Bend the Arc Jewish Action
  • Habonim Dror North America
  • IK AR
  • J Street
  • Jewish Community Action
  • Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
  • Jewish Labor Committee
  • Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ)
  • Jews United for Justice
  • Keshet
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • Open Hillel
  • T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
  • The Workmen’s Circle

May their letter, their words and their protest be read by the masses and shared on social and traditional media. And may those in the position of taking action, either by will or by pressure, take heed and fire Miller and any racist lawmaker in government.


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