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.
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.”