The uncle of White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller says he donated to a pro-refugee group as a wedding gift for his nephew, HuffPost reports.
David Glosser on Monday told the news outlet he gave $100,000 to HIAS, a Jewish American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees.
On Facebook, he said:
"[HIAS] helped to rescue my family from Czarist oppression in the Russian Empire in 1906," wrote Glosser, who is Jewish.
"Had our refugee forebears not been helped to emigrate to the USA, they and their children would have been murdered by the racial madness of Nazism; as were the 74 of our relatives who were shut out of America by the race/religion based immigration exclusion act of 1925 enacted by the 'America First' populists of the day."
"Protect the refugee and welcome the stranger," he added, "they built America."
Miller, who married Katie Waldman over the weekend at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., is an immigration hard-liner and frequent speechwriter for Trump.
He has been instrumental in shaping the administration's immigration policies and was the driving force behind the Muslim ban and the family separation at the border.
Waldman works as the press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence. Glosser, an outspoken critic of Miller's agenda, was not invited to the wedding.
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