DHS/IMMIGRATION/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [4-10-19] pushed back against the idea that senior aide Stephen Miller is the mastermind of the administration’s immigration policies following a purge of Department of Homeland Security officials…Miller is reportedly aggressively pushing for a widespread DHS shakeup to help enact controversial new steps to curb illegal immigration. So far, the White House has pushed out Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secret Service Director Randolph Alles and Homeland Security acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady. He’s also yanked the nomination of Ron Vitiello to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Miller is reportedly looking to create tent cities along the border to house migrants and has pushed for an updated version of the family separation policy. The president, however, claimed on Tuesday that the White House is not looking to reimpose the family separation policy, which was heavily criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike.”

Rebecca Morin, “Trump says he’s the mastermind of immigration policy, not Stephen Miller,” Politico, April 10, 2019 11:42 am