Trump’s pick for Senior Policy Advisor is a hardline immigration hawk

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced Tuesday that Stephen Miller, a former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions staffer and immigration hawk, will serve as his senior advisor for policy.

Daily Caller  Miller joined Trump’s campaign in January and oversaw his policy operation, and served as Trump’s chief speechwriter. In his White House role he will also manage speechwriting and be directing White House policy staff.

“Stephen played a central and wide-ranging role in our primary and general election campaign. He is deeply committed to the America First agenda, and understands the policies and actions necessary to put that agenda into effect,” President-elect Trump said in a statement.

Miller said in a statement: “I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve the President-elect, and to focus efforts to develop critical policies that serve the national interest.  A Trump administration will focus unremittingly on the safety, security and economic well being of working Americans.”

Miller came to Trump’s campaign from Sen. Sessions’ (above) office where he worked as communications director. Politico reported in June that Miller was instrumental in Sessions’ effort to defeat immigration reform in 2013. Miller also previously worked for former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Sen. Sessions said in a statement, “Stephen Miller is the best person President-elect Donald Trump could have chosen to be his senior advisor for policy.”

Ann Coulter, author of the New York Times best-seller Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole,” said Miller is the brightest young mind in the country on the issue of immigration – both legal and illegal. By hiring him, it shows Trump is serious about converting his tough rhetoric into policy, she said.   “If you still had a scintilla of a doubt, you can rest easy now: Trump’s not backing down on immigration.”