by Eric Lendrum
Stephen Miller, the former senior adviser to President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Biden Administration over its reparations to non-White farmers, pointing out that this constitutes discrimination against White farmers, as reported by The Hill.
The class-action suit was filed by the legal group founded by Miller, America First Legal (AFL), on behalf of the Agricultural Commissioner of Texas Sid Miller, and other plaintiffs. The suit targets a particular provision of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill which is set to distribute funds to “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers,” ostensibly to make up for “systemic racism” and past oppression.
This provision, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is “actively and invidiously discriminating against American citizens solely based upon their race,” as the lawsuit reads. “The Department of Agriculture interprets this phrase to include African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan natives, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders, but White farmers are not included.”
“These racial exclusions are patently unconstitutional,” the suit concludes, “and the Court should permanently enjoin their enforcement.”
Miller released a statement accompanying the lawsuit that quoted Martin Luther King, Jr., recalling his vision that “Americans ‘should not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character’…For this reason, AFL is filing a lawsuit today against the Biden Administration to prevent it from administering programs created under the American Rescue Plan Act that discriminate against American farmers and ranchers based upon the basis of race.”
This is not the first lawsuit filed by Miller’s legal group against the Biden Administration. Miller, who played a key role in crafting the Trump Administration’s largely successful immigration policies, previously filed another lawsuit on behalf of the state of Texas with regards to Biden’s decision to abandon many of the Trump-era policies and allow more illegals to freely enter the country. The suit argued that, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this would only ensure that “more Texans will be exposed to COVID-19, more Texans will contract COVID-19, more Texans will die of COVID-19, and Texas will incur significant costs in terms of healthcare and law enforcement resources.”
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.