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Are members of the Trump administration 'immigration hypocrites'?

The Trump administration's immigration policies are being questioned once again. On Thursday, Aug. 9, First Lady Melania Trump's parents became United States citizens using the same process of "chain migration"the president has railed against since taking office. Politico recently published an essay written by Stephen Miller's uncle in which he calls his nephew an "immigration hypocrite." Miller is the architect of the administration's most hard-line policies. Are members of the Trump administration 'immigration hypocrites'?

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Stephen Miller's uncle, Dr. David S. Glosser, a retired neuropsychologist, wrote a scathing essay denouncing his nephew's anti-immigration policies. In the essay, which appeared on Politico, Glosser argues that Miller benefited from the exact same immigration laws that he is currently trying to undermine. Miller's ancestors came to the U.S. in the early 1900s, fleeing the anti-Jewish sentiment sweeping their country. 

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. The Glossers came to the U.S. just a few years before the fear and prejudice of the “America First” nativists of the day closed U.S. borders to Jewish refugees. Had Wolf-Leib waited, his family would likely have been murdered by the Nazis along with all but seven of the 2,000 Jews who remained in Antopol. I would encourage Stephen to ask himself if the chanting, torch-bearing Nazis of Charlottesville, whose support his boss seems to court so cavalierly, do not envision a similar fate for him.
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The president continues to tweet about his displeasure with current immigration policies.

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Supporters of the administration's policies say it's not hypocritical to use the current rules and provisions while advocating for change. Per The Washington Post

“Until the rules change, the rules are there to be used,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower immigration levels.
“If they didn’t break the rules, there’s really no issue here,” Krikorian said. “I want the rules to be changed for the future. But that doesn’t delegitimize anyone in categories I want to get rid of who are already here fair and square.”
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Even members of the president's own political party are shocked at what they consider the blatant double-standards to which the Trump administration adheres. Ana Navarro, a Republican political strategist and commentator, took to Twitter to share her disgust with the policies. 

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