White House advisor Stephen Miller is widely seen as the mastermind behind President Donald Trump's controversial policy of separating parents from their children at the U.S. southern border.
What triggered the latest controversy surrounding the microblogging site is a story titled "Here's Stephen Miller's Cell Phone Number, If You Need It" published by Gizmodo Media Group-owned news and opinion site Splinter.
Miller - the champion and partial architect of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that separated more than 2,000 children from their parents since April and now detains many of them in cages- dined out at Espita Mezcaleria in Washington, DC on Sunday, as protests grew over the policy. There is no law that requires children to be separated from their parents.
Even as criticism and opposition to the family separation policy grows, Politico reported that Miller and other aides have been planning increased immigration raids and other actions in the lead-up to the 2018 midterms.
Users who shared Miller's number were forced to delete the tweet and had their accounts locked out for several hours.More news: British PM May suffers defeat in House of Lords on Brexit bill
Miller didn't respond and scurried away, the witness said. On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order ending the practice of separating families.
The Trump administration is ramping up its crackdown on the influx of illegal immigrants.
"And while citizens plan protest marches and scream at Kirstjen Nielsen as she eats dinner, Miller himself has been rather unavailable for direct feedback from the public", the article read.
"So it is fair to assume he would support the public's right to call (or text) Stephen Miller", the author wrote.