With the debate over the child separation policy for illegal immigrants caught crossing the border heating up, socialist protesters heckled Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen while she was having dinner at a Mexican restaurant Tuesday evening.
Members of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America shouted at Nielsen to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and chanted, “No borders! No walls! Sanctuary for all!”
Watch the video below:
After around 10 minutes of shouting and heckling, Nielsen left the restaurant:
DHS Secretary Nielsen just got driven out of a Mexican restaurant here on 14th Street by activists. DSA, I believe. pic.twitter.com/lTKutryXBO
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) June 20, 2018
In a statement, the Metro D.C. DSA said Nielsen does not deserve to eat in peace while the situation at the border is unfolding:
We will not stand by and let Secretary Nielsen dine in peace, while she is directing her employees to tear little girls away from their mothers and crying boys away from their fathers at our border. Secretary Nielsen and everyone else who has carried out these brutal and cold-blooded orders to rip apart families should never be allowed to eat and drink in public again. These barbarous acts must end and those at the helm must be held accountable. While Secretary Nielsen’s dinner may have been ruined, it is nothing compared to the horrors she has inflicted on innocent families.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he will sign an executive action to keep detained illegal immigrant families together.
“We want security for our country,” he said. “The Republicans want security and insist on security for our country, and we will have that. At the same time, we have compassion. We want to keep families together. It’s very important. I’ll be signing something in a little while.”