Stephen Miller, the immigration architect of Katie Miller’s wife, was sent to visit child detention centers
Steven Miller’s wife, senior policy advisor to President Donald Trump, Katie Miller, visited a children’s detention center on the US-Mexico border to “ become more compassionate, ” but claims the visit “ didn’t work. ”
Ms. Miller, who is now spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence, was interviewed by Jacob Soboroff, a correspondent for NBC News, who wrote a book entitled Separated, outlining the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy earlier in the term is described.
Between 2017 and 2019, Miller worked as a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, an agency that oversaw the divorce of children from their parents after crossing into the U.S.
Katie Miller, former Department of Homeland Security spokesman and wife of Trump policy advisor Steven Miller, was sent to the child prison on the US border during the divorce policy.
The US started separating children from their parents in May 2018 as part of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards migrants crossing the border illegally
Miller told Soboroff that she was sent to one of the child migrant detention centers for herself to instill empathy for the immigrants crossing the border.
“My family and colleagues told me that if I have children, I will think differently about the divorces. But I don’t think … DHS sent me to the border to see the divorces for myself – to try to make me more compassionate – but it didn’t work, “she would have said.
Soboroff’s interaction with Miller was told on NBC’s Rachel Maddow Show as she read an exception from the book.
Soboroff would have reacted incredulously to Miller’s statement.
The purpose of sending Miller to a center was to create compassion for migrants
In a book written by NBC journalist Jacob Soboroff, Miller claims that she felt no pity and that the trip to the centers ‘didn’t work’
” It did not work? I will never forget what I saw. Serious. Are you a white nationalist? “I asked annoyed,” Soboroff said in great detail.
Miller replied, “No, but I think if you come to America, you have to assimilate. Why do we need ‘Little Havana’?
The family separation policy that ran between 2017 and 2019 separated about 4,000 migrant children from their parents on the US-Mexico border.
Many of the detention centers in which they were placed were also considered unsanitary.
Soboroff was one of the first journalists to uncover reality after seeing firsthand the living conditions of the children in custody.
“That was Katie Miller in the hustle and bustle of the nationwide turmoil over this government that was pushing children out of their parents’ arms,” Maddow said of Miller.
The DHS separated families who had applied for asylum in the US by crossing the border illegally. Pictured, children in a United States Border Patrol Processing Center, in McAllen, Texas
Migrant boys are depicted in the facility’s Tornillo, Texas detention camp. The temporary shelter is said to contain 360, but has cost thousands
The images caused anger, moral questions, and concerns from Republicans about a negative impact on their party’s image.
The photos showed children being held under unsanitary conditions, which led to international conviction.
At the time, Mrs. Miller defended the position that “the welfare of children is paramount in our capacity.”
President Donald Trump eventually signed an execution warrant in June 2018 that ended the process of child and family separation
The effects can be long lasting. In September, a report by the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services reported how detained children suffered from acute psychological trauma.
Katie Miller, is now the press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence. She is pictured here attending the President’s first re-election campaign in a few months amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June
“According to program directors and mental health clinicians, single children exhibited more anxiety, abandonment, and post-traumatic stress than non-divorced children,” the report said. cry inconsolably. ‘
Katie Miller married Trump assistant Stephen Miller in February and the pair are expecting their first child soon.
Her current role is as a spokeswoman for Vice President Pence and is engaged in communicating about the White House coronavirus task force.