House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBiden to raise refugee cap to 125,000 in October Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan Angelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he wants White House adviser Stephen Miller to testify before Congress over controversial immigration proposals, suggesting Miller is pulling the strings behind the scenes.
“Probably Stephen Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies," Nadler said on CNN's "State of the Union."
Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBiden to raise refugee cap to 125,000 in October Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan Angelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators MORE on Trump saying it’s “legal” to release migrants in sanctuary cities: “Probably Stephen Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies.” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/UKg5sCnHQS pic.twitter.com/NmAve32Mtn— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 14, 2019
President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE confirmed Friday a proposal is under consideration to send detained immigrants to “sanctuary cities."
The Washington Post reported it was considered as a way to retaliate against Democrats.
Miller was reportedly heavily involved in formulating the plan, which was repeatedly rejected by immigration officials.
Nadler has said the plan is "both morally repugnant and probably illegal."
Trump has praised Miller, but denied that he is behind the administration's immigration policy.
“Frankly, there’s only one person that's running it," he said last week. "You know who that is? It's me."
Trump has indicated he will double down on his hard-line positions on immigration by overseeing changes at the Department of Homeland Security that forced the departure of many of the agency’s upper echelon, including Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenEx-Trump official: 'No. 1 national security threat I've ever seen' is GOP Left-leaning group to track which companies hire former top Trump aides Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' MORE.