Stephen Miller (political advisor)
|Senior Advisor to the President|
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Brian Deese|
|Succeeded by||Mike Donilon (designate)|
Cedric Richmond (designate)
|White House Director of Speechwriting|
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Cody Keenan|
|Born||August 23, 1985|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Education||Duke University (BA)|
Stephen Miller (born August 23, 1985) is an American government official who serves as a senior advisor for policy to President Donald Trump. His politics have been described as far-right and anti-immigration. He was previously the communications director for then-Senator Jeff Sessions. He was also a press secretary for U.S. representatives Michele Bachmann and John Shadegg.
As a speechwriter for Trump, Miller helped write Trump's inaugural address. He has been a key adviser since the early days of Trump's presidency. An immigration hardliner, Miller was a chief architect of Trump's travel ban, the administration's reduction of refugees accepted to the United States, and Trump's policy of separating migrant children from their parents. He has prevented the publication of internal administration studies that showed that refugees had a net positive effect on government revenues. Miller reportedly played a central role in the resignation in April 2019 of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who he believed was insufficiently hawkish on immigration.
As a White House spokesman, Miller has on multiple occasions made false and unsubstantiated claims regarding widespread electoral fraud. Emails leaked in November 2019 showed that Miller had promoted articles from white nationalist publications VDARE and American Renaissance, and had espoused conspiracy theories. Miller is on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of extremists.
Miller was born on August 23, 1985 in Santa Monica, California, where he was raised, the second of three children in the Jewish family of Michael D. Miller, a real estate investor, and Miriam (née Glosser). His mother's ancestors—Wolf Lieb Glotzer and his wife, Bessie—emigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire's Antopol, in what is present-day Belarus, arriving in New York on January 7, 1903, on the German ship S.S. Moltke, thus escaping the 1903–06 anti-Jewish pogroms in Belarus and other parts of the Russian Empire. When his great-grandmother arrived in the US in 1906, she spoke only Yiddish, the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe.
Miller has said he became a committed conservative after reading Guns, Crime, and Freedom, a book opposing gun control by Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association. While attending Santa Monica High School, Miller began appearing on conservative talk radio. In 2002, at the age of 16, Miller wrote a letter to the editor of the Santa Monica Outlook criticizing his school's response to the September 11 attacks; he wrote: "Osama Bin Laden would feel very welcome at Santa Monica High School." While in high school, Miller cited Rush Limbaugh's book The Way Things Ought To Be as his favorite. Miller invited conservative activist David Horowitz to speak, first at the high school and later at Duke University; afterward he denounced the fact that neither institution would authorize the event. Miller was in the habit of "riling up his fellow [high school] classmates with controversial statements"; for instance, he told Latino students to speak only English.
At 16, Miller called into The Larry Elder Show, a right-wing radio show, to complain about his high school's alleged lack of patriotism because it did not recite the Pledge of Allegiance. David Horowitz, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as an anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant extremist, published an essay by Miller, "How I Changed My Left-Wing High School", on his website. Horowitz has been described as an influential figure in Miller's early life.
In 2007, Miller received his bachelor's degree from Duke University, where he studied political science. He served as president of the Duke chapter of Horowitz's Students for Academic Freedom and wrote conservative columns for the school newspaper. Miller gained national attention for his defense of the students who were wrongly accused of rape in the Duke lacrosse case. While attending Duke, Miller accused poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou of "racial paranoia" and described student organization Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán (MEChA) as a "radical national Hispanic group that believes in racial superiority."
Miller and the Duke Conservative Union helped co-member Richard Spencer, a Duke graduate student at the time, with fundraising and promotion for an immigration policy debate in March 2007 between Peter Laufer, an open-borders activist and University of Oregon professor, and journalist Peter Brimelow, founder of the anti-immigration website VDARE. Spencer later became an important figure in the white supremacist movement and president of the National Policy Institute; he coined the term "alt-right". In a 2016 interview, Spencer said he had mentored Miller at Duke. Describing their close relationship, Spencer said that he was "kind of glad no one's talked about this", for fear of harming Trump. In a later blog post, he said the relationship had been exaggerated. Miller has said he has "absolutely no relationship with Mr. Spencer" and that he "completely repudiate[s] his views, and his claims are 100 percent false."
Duke University's former senior vice president, John Burness, told The News & Observer in February 2017 that, while at Duke, Miller "seemed to assume that if you were in disagreement with him, there was something malevolent or stupid about your thinking—incredibly intolerant." According to Jane Stancill of The News & Observer, during the Duke lacrosse case, Miller's was the "lonely voice insisting that the players were innocent." History professor KC Johnson described Duke's atmosphere during the case as not "conducive to speaking up" and praised Miller's role in it: "I think it did take a lot of courage, and he has to get credit for that." Miller devoted more of his school paper column, "Miller Time," to the lacrosse scandal than any other topic.
After graduating from college, Miller began to work as a press secretary for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party Republican, after David Horowitz put the two in touch. Horowitz later helped Miller to get a position with ultra-conservative Congressman John Shadegg in early 2009. In 2009, Miller switched to working for Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, who was later appointed United States attorney general. He rose to the position of Sessions' communications director. In the 113th Congress, Miller played a major role in defeating the bipartisan Gang of Eight's proposed immigration reform bill. As communications director, Miller was responsible for writing many of the speeches Sessions gave about the bill. Miller and Sessions developed what Miller describes as "nation-state populism", a response to globalization and immigration that influenced Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Miller also worked on Dave Brat's successful 2014 House campaign, which unseated Republican majority leader Eric Cantor.
In January 2016, Miller joined Trump's 2016 campaign as a senior policy adviser. He had reached out to the campaign repeatedly. Beginning in March 2016, he regularly spoke on the campaign's behalf, serving as a "warm-up act" for Trump. Miller wrote the speech Trump gave at the 2016 Republican National Convention. In August 2016, Miller was named the head of Trump's economic policy team.
Miller was seen as sharing an "ideological kinship" with former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News co-founder Steve Bannon, and had a "long collaboration" with him. However, Miller distanced himself from Bannon in 2017 as Bannon fell out of favor with others in the White House.
In November 2016, Miller was named national policy director of Trump's transition team. On December 13, 2016, the transition team announced that Miller would serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Policy during the Trump administration. He was initially given responsibility for setting all domestic policy, but quickly assumed responsibility for immigration policy only. Since becoming one of three Senior Advisors to the President, Miller has been regarded as the adviser who shaped the Trump administration's immigration policies.
In the early days of Trump's presidency, Miller worked with Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for Attorney General, and Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, to enact policies through executive orders to restrict immigration and crack down on sanctuary cities. Miller and Bannon preferred executive orders to legislation. Miller's and Sessions's views on immigration were influenced by anti-immigration groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA, and the Center for Immigration Studies. Miller and Bannon were involved in the formation of Executive Order 13769, which sought to restrict U.S. travel and immigration by citizens of seven Muslim countries, and suspend the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days, while indefinitely suspending entry of Syrians to the United States. Miller has been credited as the person behind the Trump administration's decision to reduce the number of refugees accepted into the United States.
Miller played an influential role in Trump's decision to fire FBI director James Comey in May 2017. Miller and Trump drafted a letter to Comey that was not sent after an internal review and opposition from White House counsel Don McGahn, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was given a copy, after which he prepared his own letter to Comey, which was cited as the reason for firing Comey. In November 2017, Miller was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to his role in Comey's dismissal.
In September 2017, The New York Times reported that Miller stopped the Trump administration from showing the public an internal study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees had a net positive effect on government revenues. Miller insisted that only the costs of refugees be publicized, not the revenues refugees bring in.
In October 2017, Trump provided a list of immigration reform demands to Congress, asking for the construction of more wall along the Mexico–United States border, hiring 10,000 additional U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, tightened asylum policies, and the discontinuance of federal funds to sanctuary cities in exchange for any action on undocumented immigrants who arrived as minors. Those immigrants had been protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy until that policy's rescission a month earlier, in September 2017. The New York Times reported that Miller and Sessions were among the Trump Administration officials who developed the demands.
In May 2018, it was reported Miller had attended a controversial meeting which included George Nader on behalf of two Arab princes, Wikistrat CEO Joel Zamel, Erik Prince, and Donald Trump Jr., on August 3, 2016. The New York Times had also reported in November 2017 that Miller was in regular contact with George Papadopoulos during the campaign about his discussions with Russian government officials.
Miller and Attorney General Sessions were described as the chief champions of the Trump administration's decision to start to separate migrant children from their parents when they crossed the U.S. border. Miller argued that such a policy would deter migrants from coming to the United States. After Miller gave an on-the-record interview to the Times, the White House requested that the Times not publish portions of it on its podcast, The Daily; the Times acceded to the request.
In July 2018, senior White House official Jennifer Arangio was fired after she reportedly advocated that the United States remain in the Global Compact for Migration (a United Nations plan intended to "cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner."), defended the State Department's refugee bureau when Miller sought to defund it, and corrected misleading information about refugees that Miller was presenting to Trump.
Dr. David S. Glosser, uncle of Stephen Miller
On August 13, 2018, Politico published an essay by Miller's uncle, Dr. David S. Glosser, titled "Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I'm His Uncle", in which he detailed the Glosser family's history of coming to the United States from the village of Antopal in present-day Belarus.
In October 2018, the Financial Times reported that Miller sought to make it impossible for Chinese students to study in the United States. Miller argued that a ban was necessary to reduce Chinese espionage, but that another benefit was that it would hurt elite universities with staff and students critical of Trump. Within the Trump administration, Miller's idea faced opposition, in particular from Terry Branstad, the ambassador to China, who argued that such a ban would harm US trade to China and hurt small American universities more than the elite ones.
In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections, Miller played an influential role in Trump's messaging, which focused on sowing fears about immigration. Trump's party lost 40 seats in the House in those elections, in part because, according to Vox writer Dara Lind, Trump and Miller's "closing argument" focusing on immigrants appealed solely to "white identity politics", which does not have majority support in the United States.
In January 2019, Miller reportedly reduced the number of immigrants who would receive protections as part of a proposed offer by Trump to grant protections for some immigrants in exchange for congressional support for funds to construct a border wall.
Miller reportedly played a central role in Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation on April 7, 2019, as part of a larger department overhaul aimed at steering the Trump administration towards a "tougher" approach on immigration. Nielsen had opposed a plan Miller supported whereby the Trump administration would carry out mass arrests of undocumented immigrant families in 10 major U.S. cities. Quartz reported that Miller had been purposely leaking information on border apprehensions and asylum seekers to the Washington Examiner so that the paper would publish alarming anti-immigration stories that criticized Nielsen. During the same month, Representative Ilhan Omar called Miller a white nationalist as part of her comments on the Department of Homeland Security overhaul, which led to a strong response from several Republicans, including Representative Lee Zeldin and Donald Trump Jr., who accused her of anti-Semitism as Miller is Jewish. Following the exposé by the Southern Poverty Law Center in November 2019, Omar reshared the April tweet in which she had called Miller a white nationalist, adding that "now we have the emails to prove it".
While in the Trump administration, Miller met repeatedly with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, whom Miller described himself as a "huge fan" of. During the meetings, which were held off the White House grounds, Miller and Johnson "swapped speech-writing ideas and tips".
In 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, leaked conversations showed that Miller wanted to extend temporary border restrictions imposed because of the pandemic to restrict immigration in the long term. Emails showed that Miller had tried to use public health powers to implement border restrictions in 2019.
During the 2020 election, Miller said that if Trump were reelected, the administration would seek to limit asylum, target sanctuary city policies, expand the "travel ban" and cut work visas. He voiced support for the administration's third-country "Asylum Cooperative" agreements with Central American governments, among other policies, and pledged that it would pursue such policies with African and Asian countries if reelected.
In November 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center acquired more than 900 emails Miller sent writer Katie McHugh at Breitbart News between 2015 and 2016. The emails became the basis for an exposé that showed that Miller had enthusiastically pushed the views of white nationalist publications such as American Renaissance and VDARE, as well as the far-right conspiracy website InfoWars, and promoted The Camp of the Saints, a French novel circulating among neo-Nazis, shaping both White House policy and Breitbart's coverage of racial politics. In response to the exposé, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham called the SPLC an "utterly discredited, long-debunked far-left smear organization." As of November 15, 2019, over 80 Democratic members of Congress have called for Miller's resignation in light of his emails. On November 13, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) started a petition that had reached more than 20,000 signatures by November 16. According to The Daily Beast, seven "senior Trump administration officials with knowledge of Miller's standing with the president and top staffers have all individually told The Daily Beast that the story did not endanger Miller's position, or change Trump's favorable view of him. Two of them literally laughed at the mere suggestion that the Hatewatch exposé could have toppled or hobbled the top Trump adviser."
On February 8, 2016, Miller participated in an interview with InfoWars, during which he praised the site and its owner, Alex Jones, for its coverage of immigration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
In a February 2017 appearance on CBS' Face the Nation, Miller criticized the federal courts for blocking Trump's travel ban, accusing the judiciary of having "taken far too much power and become, in many cases, a supreme branch of government ... Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned." Miller's assertion was met with criticism from legal experts, such as Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute (who said that the administration's comments could undercut public confidence in the judiciary) and Cornell Law School professor Jens David Ohlin (who said that the statement showed "an absurd lack of appreciation for the separation of powers" set forth in the Constitution). In the same appearance, Miller falsely said there was significant voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election and that "thousands of illegal voters were bused in" to New Hampshire. Miller did not provide any evidence in support of the statements; The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler found that Miller has on multiple occasions made false or unsubstantiated claims regarding electoral fraud.
On January 7, 2018, Miller appeared on Jake Tapper's State of the Union on CNN. In the course of Tapper's interview of him, Miller called Steve Bannon's comments about the Trump Tower meeting in Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury "grotesque". Miller then went on to state, "The president is a political genius... who took down the Bush dynasty, who took down the Clinton dynasty, who took down the entire media complex". Tapper accused Miller of dodging questions, while Miller questioned the legitimacy of CNN as a news broadcaster, and as the interview became more contentious, with both participants talking over each other, Tapper ended the interview and continued to the next news story. After the interview was over Miller refused to leave the CNN studio and had to be escorted out by security.
In February 2019, as a controversy arose from a declaration of national emergency by Trump in order to fund building a wall along the southern border with Mexico that had been denied by Congress, Miller defended the declaration during a televised interview by Chris Wallace.
Debate with Jim Acosta
On August 2, 2017, Miller had a heated exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta at the White House daily briefing regarding the Trump administration's support for the RAISE Act to sharply limit legal immigration and favor immigrants with high English proficiency. Acosta said that the proposal was at odds with American traditions concerning immigration and said that the Statue of Liberty welcomes immigrants to the U.S., invoking verses from Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus". Miller disputed the connection between the Statue of Liberty and immigration, pointing out that "the poem that you're referring to, that was added later, is not actually a part of the original Statue of Liberty." Miller added that immigration has "ebbed and flowed" throughout American history and asked how many immigrants the U.S. had to accept annually to "meet Jim Acosta's definition of the Statue of Liberty law of the land."
In their coverage, multiple publications (such as The Washington Post, Washington Monthly and U.S. News & World Report) commented that the distinction Miller made between the Statue of Liberty and Lazarus' poem has been a popular talking point among the white supremacist segments of the alt-right. The Post's Michelle Ye Hee Lee stated that "Neither got it quite right about the Statue of Liberty ... While the poem itself was not a part of the original statue, it actually was commissioned in 1883 to help raise funds for the pedestal" and "gave another layer of meaning to the statue beyond its abolitionist message."
- Kranz, Michal (January 22, 2018). "How a 32-year-old far right darling became the man who writes Trump's biggest speeches — and the one person people keep blaming for the shutdown". Business Insider. New York City: Insider Inc. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Harkinson, Josh (December 14, 2016). "Trump's Newest Senior Adviser Seen as a White Nationalist Ally". Mother Jones. Archived from the original on January 25, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
- May, Charlie (February 19, 2018). "Lindsey Graham slams Stephen Miller, says "White House staff has been pretty unreliable"". Salon. San Francisco, California. Archived from the original on May 18, 2019.
- McKelvey, Tara (January 23, 2018). "Stephen Miller: How much influence does he have on Trump?". BBC News. Archived from the original on March 31, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
- Dawsey, Josh; Johnson, Eliana (April 13, 2017). "Trump's got a new favorite Steve". Politico. Arlington, Virginia: Capitol News Company. Archived from the original on May 24, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
- "Who is Stephen Miller, the Jewish adviser behind Trump's 'American Carnage'?". Haaretz. January 23, 2017. Archived from the original on September 13, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
- Bennett, Brian (January 29, 2017). "Travel ban is the clearest sign yet of Trump advisors' intent to reshape the country". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California: Tronc. Archived from the original on June 17, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Savransky, Rebecca (January 30, 2017). "Scarborough singles out Trump aide Stephen Miller for 'power trip'". The Hill. Archived from the original on June 17, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Perez, Evan; Brown, Pamela; Liptak, Kevin (January 30, 2017). "Inside the confusion of the Trump executive order and travel ban". CNN. Archived from the original on February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Blitzer, Jonathon (October 13, 2017). "How Stephen Miller Single-Handedly Got the U.S. to Accept Fewer Refugees". The New Yorker. New York City: Condé Nast. ISSN 0028-792X. Archived from the original on August 4, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
- Davis, Julie Hirschfeld; Shear, Michael D. (June 16, 2018). "How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 19, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- Davis, Julie Hirschfeld; Sengupta, Somini (September 18, 2017). "Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on June 25, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
- Shear, Michael D.; Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (December 23, 2017). "Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on December 26, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- Montoya-Galvez, Camilo (April 7, 2019). "Nielsen's exit comes as Trump eyes "tougher" approach on immigration". CBS News. Archived from the original on May 20, 2019.
- Miroff, Nick; Dawsey, Josh (May 13, 2019). "Before Trump's purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on May 14, 2019.
- Sanders, Katie (February 12, 2017). "White House senior adviser repeats baseless claim about busing illegal voters in New Hampshire". PolitiFact. Archived from the original on May 31, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Kessler, Glenn (February 12, 2017). "Stephen Miller's bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on February 13, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
- Hayden, Michael Edison (November 12, 2019). "Stephen Miller's Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails". Hatewatch. Southern Poverty Law Center. Archived from the original on November 13, 2019. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
- Miroff, Nick; Homel, the Department of. "Under secret Stephen Miller plan, ICE to use data on migrant children to expand deportation efforts". Washington Post. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
- Walker, Chris (July 16, 2020). "Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Stephen Miller to Its List of Extremists". Truth Out. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
- "Immigration: The Ships They Came On". www.flora-and-sam.com.
- Eshman, Rob (August 10, 2016). "Stephen Miller, meet your immigrant great-grandfather". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Archived from the original on July 3, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- Johnson, Scott (March 29, 2017). "How Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Divided a Santa Monica Synagogue". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 27, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Trump Pushes For More Separation of Families on the Southern Border, Amping Up Attacks on Immigrants". Democracy Now!. April 9, 2019. Archived from the original on October 17, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- Mendelsohn, Jennifer (January 18, 2018). "How Would Trump's Immigration Crackdown Have Affected His Own Team?". Politico Magazine. Archived from the original on May 13, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
In the 1910 census, [Miller's great-grandmother] is clearly identified as speaking only Yiddish, four years after arriving.
- Ioffe, Julia (June 27, 2016). "The Believer". Politico Magazine. Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- Peinado, Fernando (February 8, 2017). "How White House advisor Stephen Miller went from pestering Hispanic students to designing Trump's immigration policy". Univision News. Archived from the original on May 20, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Flegenheimer, Matt (October 9, 2017). "Stephen Miller, the Powerful Survivor on the President's Right Flank". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 9, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- Miller, Stephen (March 27, 2002). "Political Correctness out of Control". Santa Monica Lookout. Santa Monica High School. Archived from the original on February 12, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
- Guerrero, Jean. "The Man Who Made Stephen Miller". POLITICO. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
- Brennan, Christopher (February 15, 2017). "Trump adviser Stephen Miller booed off stage by classmates after high school speech". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on May 6, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- Goodman, Amy (February 15, 2017). "The Stephen Miller Story: From Pestering Latino Students in High School to Drafting Muslim Ban". Democracy Now!. Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
- O'Neil, Luke (February 17, 2017). "A Conversation with Cobrasnake About Bad Boy Stephen Miller: A generation's defining hipster once knew Trump's controversial advisor". Esquire. Archived from the original on February 28, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- Hathi, Gautam; Chason, Rachel (July 31, 2016). "Stephen Miller: The Duke grad behind Donald Trump". The Chronicle. Archived from the original on March 6, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- Bixby, Scott (April 16, 2016). "Top Trump policy adviser was a 'controversial figure' for college writings". The Guardian. Archived from the original on May 7, 2019. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- Osnos, Evan (September 26, 2016). "President Trump's First Term". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
- Mak, Tim (January 19, 2017). "The Troublemaker Behind Donald Trump's Words". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
- Stancill, Jane (February 3, 2017). "Stephen Miller's brash path from Duke campus to Trump White House". The News & Observer. Archived from the original on June 20, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Hathi, Gautam; Chason, Rachel (January 31, 2017). "A very young person in the White House on a power trip". The Chronicle. Archived from the original on January 18, 2019.
- Wiedeman, Reeves (April 14, 2017). "The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and the Birth of the Alt-Right". New York Magazine.
- Costa, Robert (January 25, 2016). "Top Sessions aide joins Trump campaign". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on January 25, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Thrush, Glenn; Steinhauer, Jennifer (February 11, 2017). "Stephen Miller Is a 'True Believer' Behind Core Trump Policies". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 12, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
- Tankersley, Jim (August 5, 2016). "Donald Trump's new team of billionaire advisers could threaten his populist message". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- "Donald Trump's G20 speech owed a lot to Putin". The Economist. July 13, 2017. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019.
- Suebsaeng, Asawin (August 16, 2017). "Steve Bannon's Ideological Allies Inside the White House Are Souring on Him". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on January 7, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Costa, Robert; Rucker, Philip; Viebeck, Elise (November 11, 2016). "Pence replaces Christie as leader of Trump transition effort". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- Nussbaum, Matthew (December 13, 2016). "Trump taps campaign aide Stephen Miller as senior adviser". Politico. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
- Johnson, Eliana (June 26, 2018). "Stephen Miller roiling nation with back-channel immigration meetings". Politico. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- Blitzer, Jonathan. "How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
- Dessem, Matthew (October 6, 2020). "Stephen Miller Tests Positive for COVID-19". Slate. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
- Markon, Jerry; Costa, Robert; Hauslohner, Abigail (January 25, 2017). "Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Shear, Michael D.; Benner, Katie (June 18, 2018). "How Anti-Immigration Passion Was Inflamed From the Fringe". The New York Times. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- De Luce, Dan; Ainsley, Julia (September 21, 2018). "Stephen Miller can't stop winning on immigration". NBC News. New York City: NBC. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
- Tatum, Sophie. "How Stephen Miller, the architect behind Trump's immigration policies, rose to power". CNN. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- Schmidt, Michael S.; Haberman, Maggie (September 1, 2017). "Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey". The New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- Brown, Pamela; Borger, Gloria; Perez, Evan (November 9, 2017). "Mueller interviews top White House aide". CNN. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- Shear, Michael D. (October 8, 2017). "White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any 'Dreamers' Deal". The New York Times. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- Mark Mazzetti, Ronen Bergman and David D. Kirkpatrick (May 19, 2018). "Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2018.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- LaFraniere, Sharon; Kirkpatrick, David D.; Higgins, Andrew; Schwartz, Michael (November 10, 2017). "A London Meeting of an Unlikely Group: How a Trump Adviser Came to Learn of Clinton 'Dirt'". New York Times. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- Concha, Joe (June 19, 2018). "New York Times slammed for spiking audio of Stephen Miller's on-record comments on child migration". The Hill. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- "Global compact for migration". Refugees and Migrants. April 5, 2017.
- "White House Official Who Advocated for Refugees Sacked and Escorted From Office". Foreign Policy. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
- "Another top NSC official ousted under Bolton". POLITICO. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
- Glosser, David S. (August 13, 2018). "Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I'm His Uncle". Politico. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- Shear, Michael D. (August 13, 2018). "Stephen Miller's Uncle Calls Him a Hypocrite in an Online Essay". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- "US considered ban on student visas for Chinese nationals". Financial Times. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
- "A Familiar Force Nurtures Trump's Instincts on Immigration: Stephen Miller". Retrieved November 5, 2018.
- "Trump's immigration push is Stephen Miller's dream come true". POLITICO. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
- Lind, Dara (November 7, 2018). "Trumpism doesn't win majorities. And Trump doesn't care". Vox. New York City: Vox Media.
- Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (January 19, 2019). "In Trump's Immigration Announcement, a Compromise Snubbed All Around". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- "DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks for first time since resignation announcement". CBS News.
- Timmons, Heather; Timmons, Heather. "Trump's anti-immigration zealot Stephen Miller is behind the purge at Homeland Security". Quartz. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- Wemple, Erik (2019). "Report: Washington Examiner was used to undermine DHS boss Kirstjen Nielsen". The Washington Post.
- "Rep. Ilhan Omar called Stephen Miller a 'white nationalist.' GOP critics accused her of anti-Semitism". The Washington Post.
- Wyrich, Andrew (November 13, 2019). "Ilhan Omar says Stephen Miller emails prove he's a 'white nationalist". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
- Noor, Poppy (November 13, 2019). "After Republican attacks, Ilhan Omar has been proved right: Stephen Miller is a white nationalist". The Guardian. Archived from the original on November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
- "Boris and Donald: A very special relationship". Politico. December 13, 2019.
- "Stephen Miller has long-term vision for Trump's 'temporary' immigration order, according to private call with supporters". The Washington Post. 2020.
- Dickerson, Caitlin; Shear, Michael D. (May 3, 2020). "Before Covid-19, Trump Aide Sought to Use Disease to Close Borders". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
- "Stephen Miller reveals Trump's immigration agenda if he's re-elected". NBC News. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
- Spagat, Elliot (October 23, 2020). "Top Trump adviser wants more nations to field asylum claims". Associated Press. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
- Belware, Kim (November 13, 2019). "Leaked Stephen Miller emails show Trump's point man on immigration promoted white nationalism, SPLC reports". Washington Post. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
- "Stephen Miller And White Nationalism". NPR. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
- Rogers, Katie (November 13, 2019). "Report Details How Stephen Miller Shared Theories Favored by White Nationalists". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
- Mathias, Christopher (November 15, 2019). "Over 80 Members Of Congress To Stephen Miller: Resign From White House Now". HuffPost. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
- Cummings, William (November 14, 2019). "Democrats call Stephen Miller 'white nationalist,' ask for resignation after SPLC report". USA Today. Archived from the original on March 2, 2020. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
"It's clearer than ever that Stephen Miller is a far-right white nationalist with a racist and xenophobic worldview. His beliefs are appalling, indefensible, and completely at odds with public service," said the statement from Reps. Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal, Karen Bass, Joaquin Castro and Judy Chu.
- Collins, Sean (November 13, 2019). "AOC and Ilhan Omar call for Stephen Miller's resignation over his promotion of white supremacist articles". Vox. Archived from the original on November 13, 2019. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
Trump's architect of mass human rights abuses at the border … has been exposed as a bonafide white nationalist," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. ... On Tuesday, [Ilhan Omar] wrote, "As I said earlier this year: Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. ... Miller needs to step down. Now." ... Other Democratic leaders, including presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro have censured Miller, with Castro calling him a "Neo-Nazi" who is "a shame to our nation.
- Kwong, Jessica (November 13, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Starts Petition for 'White Nationalist' Stephen Miller to Resign from White House After Private Email Leak". Newsweek. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
- Levine, Jon (November 16, 2019). "AOC's petition for Stephen Miller's resignation now has over 20K signatures". New York Post. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
- Suebsaeng, Asawin (November 16, 2019). "Stephen Miller Can Push Racist Crap, but 'The President Has His Back'". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
- Hanonoki, Eric (May 7, 2016). "A Guide To Donald Trump's Relationship With Alex Jones". Media Matters.
- Blake, Aaron (February 13, 2017). "Stephen Miller's authoritarian declaration: Trump's national security actions 'will not be questioned'". The Fix. The Washington Post (Blog). Washington DC: Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- Redden, Molly (February 12, 2017). "Trump powers 'will not be questioned' on immigration, senior official says". The Guardian. London, England. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- Chiacu, Doina; Harte, Julia (February 12, 2017). "White House official attacks court after legal setbacks on immigration". Reuters. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- Manchester, Julia (January 7, 2018). "Dramatic exchange between White House's Miller, CNN's Tapper debated online". The Hill. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
- Kullgren, Ian (January 7, 2018). "White House adviser Stephen Miller unloads on CNN". Politico. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller unloaded on CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday — trashing Michael Wolff as a "garbage author of a garbage book," calling Steve Bannon an "angry and vindictive person" and accusing CNN of "sticking knives" into President Donald Trump's allies.
- Hart, Benjamin (January 7, 2018). "Jake Tapper Cuts Off Stephen Miller After Deeply Strange Interview". New York. New York City: New York Media. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
- Lopez, Linette (January 7, 2018). "Stephen Miller had to be escorted off CNN's set after his interview with Jake Tapper went off the rails". Business Insider. New York City: Axel Springer. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
- Howard, Alex (February 17, 2019). "'Answer my question': Fox anchor grills defiant Stephen Miller on Trump's national emergency". The Washington Post.
- Segarra, Lisa (August 7, 2017). "Find Out If President Trump Would Let You Immigrate to America". Time. New York City: Meredith Corporation.
- Swenson, Kyle (August 3, 2017). "Acosta vs. Miller: A lurking ideological conflict about the Statue of Liberty". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
And Miller is right about the poem. 'New Colossus' was not part of the original statue built by the French and given to the American people as a gift to celebrate the country's centennial. Poet Emma Lazarus was asked to compose the poem in 1883 as part of a fundraising effort to build the statue's base. ... Lazarus's words infused the gracious monument with an immigration message—regardless of what the original statue was meant to represent. That additional meaning riles up a particular slice of the right.
- Lee, Michelle Ye Hee (August 8, 2017). "Fact-checking the Stephen Miller-Jim Acosta exchange on immigration". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
- Italie, Hillel (August 3, 2017). "Miller Comments on Lazarus Poem Echo Far-Right Opinions". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
- LeTourneau, Nancy (August 4, 2017). "Stephen Miller's Dog Whistles to White Nationalists". Washington Monthly. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
- "Katie Waldman and Stephen Miller Wed at Trump Hotel". The New York Times. February 16, 2020. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
- "'Demonizing a Jewish staffer': Stephen Miller responds to white supremacist accusations". Haaretz.com.
- Collins, Kaitlan (October 6, 2020). "Top White House aide Stephen Miller tests positive for Covid-19". CNN.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Cohan, William D. (Summer 2017). "How Stephen Miller Rode White Rage from Duke's Campus to Trump's West Wing". Vanity Fair.
- Coppins, McKay (May 28, 2018). "Trump's Right-Hand Troll". The Atlantic. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- Blitzer, Jonathan (February 20, 2020). "How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
| Senior Advisor to the President
With: Jared Kushner