By all accounts it was a beautiful day for a white wedding. On Sunday, Stephen Miller, Donald Trump’s best immigration adviser, married Katie Waldman. Waldman, who currently serves as Mike Pence’s press secretary, was previously a spokesperson for the Internal Security Department under Kirstjen Nielsen.
Of course, the loving couple held the wedding, which the president attended, in one of his properties, the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC.
The news of the marriage was reported in the New York Times, just like any other high-powered DC couple, hiding any mention of the couple’s ideology within the hyperlinks.
But it led to a series of online convictions, triggered by Miller ‘s position and registered as one of the longest – serving members of the Trump administration, which has been the driving force behind policies such as the Muslim ban and the family separation policy at the border.
Last year, Democrats asked for Miller to resign after hundreds of his emails promoting white nationalism were revealed to right-wing journalists. Meanwhile, Waldman has defined asylum seekers at the border as a “violent mob of migrants” and accused them of attacking border agents. He also fired groups of migrants who travel together like a media hoax.
The New York Times’ simplistic marriage announcement about the ceremony made the comment hostile.
The comedians had a field day.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee seized on the news of the wedding to launch a register in their honor.
“Stephen Miller made his life’s mission to strip all compassion and understanding from American immigration policy,” it reads.
“As a thank you, we at Full Frontal want to give him a wedding gift that we know he will hate.” A wish list of charity items that help asylum seekers and migrants such as gloves, underwear and socks is included.
Critics have not punched.
Even the political symbolism of the wedding singer has been carefully examined.
Even if the bride herself didn’t seem put off.
The truth is that U.S. immigration policy is not a laughing matter.
Over two thirds of migrants fleeing Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador suffered the murder, kidnapping or disappearance of a loved one before leaving, according to Doctors Without Borders.
Dozens of migrants died in ice custody during the Trump administration. At least 200 migrants deported to El Salvador have been raped, murdered or tortured.