Stephen Miller, the one-time senior adviser to former President Donald Trump who has shaped immigration policies, has launched a new conservative group that could take on President Biden’s progressive agenda in court.
Miller formed America First Legal, which aims to serve as a conservative counterweight to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The nonprofit intends to sue state GOP attorneys to fight back for acts they deem illegal or far-reaching.
Miller understands first-hand the legal challenges that Trump faced as he sought to implement new executive policies, from his travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries to the construction of a southern border wall by military means.
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Miller called the roadblocks against Trump a “years-long, one-sided legal attack” and argued that conservatives should now “turn the tables.”
“While radical progressives have been using these tactics to undermine the law and America First values for years, we must use these tactics in defense of our nations’ legal, cultural and constitutional heritage,” Miller said in a statement.
He added: “Those who want to hold the new government in Washington to account finally have their answer. Our self-imposed policy of legal disarmament is now over.”
In addition to Miller, former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has joined America First Legal as a member of the Board.
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In a statement, Trump praised Miller as a “fearless, principled fighter for the America First movement.”
He supported the new effort, saying Miller and Meadows fill a “critical void” to take on the “Radical Left”.
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“The era of unilateral legal surrender must end – and I hope all America First patriots get behind America First Legal,” Trump said.
The new group intends to focus on actions from the executive branch and has recruited attorneys with such experience, including Gene Hamilton, who served in the Trump-era Justice Department.