It must be getting a little lonely in the White House for nativist Trump aide Stephen Miller. Nationalist Trump strategist Steve Bannon was fired Aug. 18, and a week later top Trump anti-terrorism aide and Hungarian Nazi Sebastian Gorka was sacked. All this came amid the intense and widespread backlash against President Trump's ongoing and fervent defense of the Nazi, white supremacist and white nationalist violence in Charlottesville that killed 32-year-old Charlottesville resident and anti-fascist demonstrator Heather Heyer.

You know it's bad when you're fired for being a racist by Donald Trump, who has turned the White House and half of Washington into a veritable employment agency for racists and nativists.

Maybe Stephen Miller should be reassigned to the Department of Justice, where he would find a kindred spirit in racist Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who lied to Congress under oath during his confirmation hearing and should be inhabiting a prison cell instead of masquerading as the country's top law enforcement officer.

As attorney general, Jeff Sessions oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is spearheading a dramatic spike in deportations. But instead of rounding up hardworking, law-abiding, tax-paying immigrants whose labor is greatly needed in agriculture and other sectors, and instead of smashing up families, many of them with American citizen children, Jeff Sessions and ICE should train their deportation-hungry eyes on the above-mentioned Sebastian Gorka.

Gorka very likely lied when he applied for a U.S. visa in 2007, and when he later applied for citizenship in 2012. For both processes — visa and citizenship — one must list all organizations of which one is a member, and in neither process did Sebastian Gorka mention his very likely membership in Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian organization that the U.S. State Department says was "under the direction of the Nazi government of Germany."

A little history. In and after World War I, Gorka's native Hungary was sliced and diced and picked apart like so much carrion by various neighbors, leaving the country an eviscerated shell of its former glory as part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. And into this scenario stepped Hungarian "Serene Highness" Miklos Horthy, who ruled Hungary from 1920 to 1944, during most of World War II, when Europe was a bloody and highly fluid free-for-all and allies of Nazi Germany were richly rewarded for their loyalty. Well, at least temporarily. Seeing an opportunity to regain lost territory and lost national glory, Horthy threw his lot, and that of Hungary, in with Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.

Horthy founded Vitezi Rend, whose web page describes it alternatively as an order of knights, heroes, bravery, chivalry, valiants (sic) and valiant ones — you get the picture. According to the web page, Vitezi Rend was "founded due to the need to honor thousands of war heroes."

And here's where it gets really interesting. The order's one and only web page exalts Miklos Horthy but says nothing about Horthy's and Hungary's alliance with Nazi Germany, instead painting the years of 1920-1944 as a heroic struggle to regain territory rightfully belonging to Hungary, and as a heroic struggle to save Hungary from communist revolution, which, according to the web page "introduced Hungary to the phenomenon of class warfare." You gotta love the implication that centuries of worker and peasant subjugation and extreme exploitation are the natural order of things, and as soon as someone rebels against this, they are introducing class warfare.

Be that as it may, Vitezi Rend's web page does name two particular heroes in its pantheon of valiants, and my favorite of the two is Deszo Szentgyorgyi. But in the grand tradition of Sebastian Gorka, Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner and Vitezi Rend itself, here the well-honed art of omission takes the stage. For what the exalted Order of Chivalry omits is that Deszo Szentgyorgyi is credited with shooting down no less than six American planes in World War II. It is reasonable to assume that Szentgyorgyi's heroics killed at least some young American fliers in the prime of their lives.

Sebastian Gorka denies being a member of Vitezi Rend. I suppose we should be grateful that he at least sees the need for such a denial. But the evidence suggests he's lying. Before and after his two immigration processes, Gorka signed his name Sebastian L. v. Gorka. The lower-case "v" is used by members of Vitezi Rend to indicate their membership in the order, and by the order's rules, the lower-case "v" may be used only by members. And in an abject insult to this country and its heroic World War II fight against fascism — which killed at least 60 million worldwide, including 400,000 Americans — Sebastian Gorka wore a Vitezi Rend medallion to Donald Trump's inaugural ball.

Meanwhile Vitezi Rend's web page says the order "continues its work of … attempting to help the much-battered Hungarian people regain their sense of self worth." Sound familiar? Tighten up that wording a bit and put it on a red baseball cap and they might have something there.

A number of U.S. citizens have been deported over the years for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and affiliation with Nazi Germany, and some of them were deported not for such crimes and affiliations, but for omitting them or lying about them during immigration processes. It is time to add one more Nazi sympathizer to their ignoble numbers. It is time to deport Sebastian Gorka.

Lawrence Reichard is a first-place Maine Press Association winner, freelance writer and activist living in Belfast.