Stephen Miller, former White House advisor to the Trump administration on immigration, criticized the openness and entry of migrants into the United States. He said President Joe Biden’s immigration agenda will create an immigration crisis at the border
“The legislation put forward by President Biden and congressional Democrats would fundamentally erase the very essence of American nationhood,” he said. “For the first time, I believe, in human history, this legislation proposes to send applications to previously deported illegal immigrants and give them the opportunity to re-enter the country on a fast track to citizenship. This is unprecedented.”
The former official criticized the measure on Fox News, and said that in his opinion, it threatens the public safety of Americans.
“This administration has already dismantled border security, canceling President Trump’s historic agreements with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries, restoring catch and release, and furthermore, gutting interior enforcement, issuing a memo, preventing ICE from removing the vast majority of criminal illegal immigrants it finds.”
On Thursday, Biden unveiled his ambitious immigration plan, a proposal to offer an eight-year path to citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The legislation was introduced by congressional Democrats on Capitol Hill and aims to ease restrictions on family-based immigration.
Miller warned that “releasing illegal immigrants with criminal records into U.S. cities will cost lives.” He also raised the issue of granting citizenship to low-skilled immigrants, stressing that it will mean a net fiscal transfer of billions of dollars in the long run to pay for social security and other medical expenses.
“So ask yourselves, who’s going to pay for education?” he asked. “What does it mean when the classrooms, God willing, reopen? What does it mean for the size of the classrooms? What does it mean for healthcare? It’s an extraordinary expense to give that to 20 million illegal immigrants.”