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Democrat: Ex-Trump aide Miller should be jailed for human rights violations

Democrat: Ex-Trump aide Miller should be jailed for human rights violations
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A House Democrat on Wednesday called for former Trump White House adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerDemocrat: Ex-Trump aide Miller should be jailed for human rights violations Trump endorses Mo Brooks for Senate in Alabama Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats' policies through lawsuits MORE to be jailed, citing what she called "human rights violations" at the southern border.

Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarDemocrat: Ex-Trump aide Miller should be jailed for human rights violations Democrats play defense on border crisis Democrats move smaller immigration bills while eyeing broad overhaul MORE (D-Texas), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, said on The Intercept’s “Deconstructed” podcast that Miller should be "behind bars" for his role in the Trump administration's zero-tolerance border policy.

“I think he committed heinous human rights violations, and I think that those around him [who] helped plot this out should be held accountable, as well.” 

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Escobar acknowledged that doing so will not be easy.

“That is going to be very difficult, but it kills me that these people could potentially walk away and even potentially rebuild their reputations," she said. "I find them to be just among the most reprehensible, abhorrent people that our generation could have ever produced.”  

The House Judiciary Committee is currently investigating the Trump administration’s immigration record. Miller played a key role in the immigration policy, with a zero-tolerance stance that prosecuted all unauthorized migrant parents who crossed the border and detained them away from their children. 

Escobar's comments come as Miller announced on Wednesday that he will launch a legal nonprofit organization, America First Legal, aimed at “resisting the radical left’s agenda.”