Civil Rights Groups Demand Trump Fire Stephen Miller

Contact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with other civil rights groups, today called on President Trump to fire White House advisor Stephen Miller for propagating racist, anti-immigrant sentiments. In their letter, the groups state that white nationalist, anti-immigrant ideology should have no place in government, and “the recent exposure of his [Miller’s] deeply-seated racism provides further proof that he is unfit to serve, and he should immediately leave his post.”

The letter emphasizes Miller’s past actions in the White House as reason to remove him from his post. Miller advocated for policies like the Muslim Ban, family separation, and ending transgender participation in the military, while also calling for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The groups also connect Miller’s ideology with the rising levels of hate crime in the United States, stating “The heightened anti-immigrant, anti-minority sentiment that echoes throughout the policies of this administration is undoubtedly linked to the alarming rise of hate crimes, which reached their highest level in recorded history in 2018. Stephen Miller’s racist, deadly agenda is contributing to this violence and must be stopped.”

The groups noted: “Stephen Miller represents white supremacy, violent extremism, and hate — all ideologies that are antithetical to the fundamental values that guide our democracy. Allowing him to remain a White House advisor is a betrayal of our national ideals of justice, inclusion, and fairness.” They said to Trump: “Unless and until you fire Stephen Miller — and all who promulgate bigotry — and abandon your administration’s anti-civil rights agenda, you will continue to be responsible for the violence fueled by that hate.”

The full list of endorsing organizations is below. Read the full letter here.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Advocates for Youth
African American Ministers In Action
American Atheists
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Anti-Defamation League
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Center for Popular Democracy
Center for Responsible Lending
CHIRLA – Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
Coalition on Human Needs
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
Equal Rights Advocates
Equality California
Faith in Public Life
Families Belong Together
Farmworker Justice
Hindu American Foundation
Human Rights Campaign
Jews United for Democracy and Justice
Lambda Legal
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Muslim Public Affairs Council
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
National Action Network
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council on Independent Living
National Education Association
National Hispanic Media Coalition
National Housing Law Project
National Immigration Law Center
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Organization for Women
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
One Fair Wage
People for the American Way
Population Connection Action Fund
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Silver State Equality-Nevada
Southern Poverty Law Center
Texas Progressive Action Network
The League of United Latin American Citizens
Transformative Justice Coalition
Union for Reform Judaism
United We Dream
Win Without War

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit