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The Trump Administration Keeps Promoting Stephen Miller’s Immigration Hardliner Allies

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19.11.2019

Ron Sachs/CNP via Zuma Wire

A Trump official who pushed for one of the administration’s cruelest immigration policies has been promoted to acting deputy director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, just a week after the White House’s most notorious restrictionist, senior adviser Stephen Miller, was at the center of a scandal surrounding a trove of leaked emails that he sent to the right-wing outlet Breitbart ahead of the 2016 election.

In August, in her former role as the policy and strategy chief at USCIS, Kathy Nuebel Kovarik wrote a memo to then-acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan recommending USCIS strip deportation protections to migrants undergoing serious medical treatment in the United States, instead of leaving that decision up to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In the memo, originally reported by........

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