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What does "able to get his fingerprints on the deal," mean?

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Breitbart.com characterized the deal with the headline: “Three Year Amnesty.” Roy Beck, president of the anti-immigration group NumbersUSA, stoked fears that the deal would “incentivize more caravans” of migrants and families traveling from Central America. James Carafano of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, said the so-called amnesty “undermines our citizen’s confidence in the rule of law.”

All this, even after the administration reportedly tried to make sure the proposal wouldn’t alienate the president’s base. At one point the proposal was said to include a (slightly) greater swath of immigrants, but Stephen Miller, the architect behind Trump’s most aggressive immigration policies, was still able to get his fingerprints on the deal, the New York Times’ Julie Hirschfeld Davis reports:

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