As an auntie to seven (!!!) beautiful, sweet young children, I often wonder what I would do if my siblings’ spawn turn out to be total dicks. Apparently, Stephen Miller’s uncle has been pondering the same exact question, and in an essay for Politico, Miller’s uncle David S. Glosser takes his balding white supremacist of a nephew to task:
I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, who is an educated man and well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country.
Miller’s uncle relays the story of their shared ancestor Wolf-Leib Glosser, who fled anti-Jewish violence in what is now Belarus and came to the United States in 1903. Wolf-Leib’s son Nathan soon followed, and the rest of their immediate family came a few years later (a process that Miller has railed against as “chain migration”).
As Glosser writes in Politico, his nephew’s draconian immigration policies would have destroyed his own family if they had been in place in the early 1900s:
I shudder at the thought of what would have become of the Glossers had the same policies Stephen so coolly espouses— the travel ban, the radical decrease in refugees, the separation of children from their parents, and even talk of limiting citizenship for legal immigrants— been in effect when Wolf-Leib made his desperate bid for freedom. The Glossers came to the U.S. just a few years before the fear and prejudice of the “America First” nativists of the day closed U.S. borders to Jewish refugees. Had Wolf-Leib waited, his family would likely have been murdered by the Nazis along with all but seven of the 2,000 Jews who remained in Antopol. I would encourage Stephen to ask himself if the chanting, torch-bearing Nazis of Charlottesville, whose support his boss seems to court so cavalierly, do not envision a similar fate for him.
As we approach the Jewish high holidays, I eagerly look forward to reports of what I’m sure will be an extremely pleasant Miller-Glosser family Rosh Hashanah dinner.