By Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:32 BST, 22 April 2019 | Updated: 20:43 BST, 22 April 2019
Senior advisor to President Donald Trump Stephen Miller is so devoted to hard-line immigration stances he spends some of his time micro-managing individual deportation cases.
Along with pressuring Homeland Security officials to change immigration rules, Miller has shown increasing interest in how individual cases are handled.
'At one point, he wanted us to be releasing press releases every day about the people we had detained and their criminal status,' a former Department of Homeland Security official told Politico. 'We were constantly doing a dance just to remain in a legal place.'
Releasing such personal information is not usually practiced unless the immigrant has been convicted or charged with a crime as to not interfere with breaching privacy and possibly preventing a fair trial.
President Donald Trump's senior aides Stephen Miller, who has far reach in the administration's immigration policies, chooses to spend some of his administrative time intervening in individual deportation cases
Lower-level Homeland Security officials have been told not to speak with Miller regarding the cases, and instead send his calls to be dealt with by higher up officials
Officials also described a scene from 2017 where Miller was on the phone aggressively pressing administration officials on the other line to deport an immigrant who had been obtained by authorities.
Miller was behind the recent purge where then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned and U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Tex Alles was fired. Claire