Trump & Miller’s Family Migration Hypocrisy

Dr. David S. Glosser, who is the uncle of Donald Trump’s senior political advisor, Stephen Miller, recently wrote an opinion editorial bashing Miller and Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.

This opinion piece brings light once again to the hypocritic policies being brought upon by a president whose family took part in family-based migration to the states in the late 1800’s and his senior political advisor whose family success in this country is also a result of family-based migration.

“I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, an educated man who is well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country,” Glosser wrote.

In the OP-ED, Glosser details the journey that started with his great grandfather, Wolf-Leib Glosser, migrating to the United States from Antopol in 1903 fleeing from forced military service and currently has resulted in Stephen Miller as the senior advisor to our president.

“I shudder at the thought of what would have become of the Glossers had the same policies Stephen so coolly espouses— the travel ban, the radical decrease in refugees, the separation of children from their parents, and even talk of limiting citizenship for legal immigrants — been in effect when Wolf-Leib made his desperate bid for freedom,” Glosser stated.

Glosser’s opinion piece also brings light once again to the fact that Miller isn’t the only Trump staffer with a family-based migration history.

Donald Trump’s grandfather, Frederich Trump, migrated to the United States from Germany in 1885, became a U.S. citizen in 1892, and later married Trump’s grandmother, who lived in Scotland, and brought her to the states, according to a report by MSNBC.

Literally, the definition of family-based migration.

It really does make you wonder what is going on in the head of these two hypocritical politicians, one of which is the leader of the most powerful country in the world. It’s not like Miller and Trump are not aware of their family ancestry.

To add insult to injury, let’s talk about our First Lady.

Melania is the second First Lady not born in the United States, and is the only First Lady to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. According to her White House bio page, our current First Lady was born in Slovenia and migrated to the United States in 1996 becoming a citizen ten years later.

Recently, Melania’s parents, Trump’s in-laws, made headlines after they obtained their citizenship through family-based migration. The First Lady served as her parents sponsor to obtain a green card before applying for citizenship.

Another literal example of family-based migration.

“CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!,” Trump tweeted last November.

So here we have a President whose strong anti-immigrant agenda puts an emphasis on ending family-based migration, yet his wife, his own family, and the family of the person responsible for advising his political agenda, obtained citizenship through the very practice he wants to eliminate.

Not only is this hypocrisy at its finest, but it is also very worrisome.

Glosser does a good job at touching on this point in his OP-ED writing, “ No matter what opinion is held about immigration, any government that specifically enacts law or policy on that basis must be recognized as a threat to all of us. Laws bereft of justice are the gateway to tyranny.”

This country was built on the backbone of immigrants, and will continue to progress with the hard work of those who come to this country to achieve the American dream. Just like the hard work of the immigrant ancestors of our hypocritical president and his confused senior staff advisor.