Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has become a focal point of many immigration protests and now it’s becoming more personal with protesters gathering outside of her townhome.
Earlier in the week, we reported about protesters who mocked Nielsen for eating at a Mexican Restaurant in Washington, D.C. and now they are blasting audio of crying immigrant children while standing outside of her personal home.
A video of the protest was captured by HuffPost editor Philip Lewis who tweeted: “Protestors are outside of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Alexandria townhouse, playing audio of the detained children. She appears to be still be home.”
The crowd chanted “No justice, no sleep!” and “Free the kids!” according to Lewis.
Here’s a video of the protest:
Protestors are outside of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Alexandria townhouse, playing audio of the detained children. She appears to be still be home. pic.twitter.com/akIcxOcM3q
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 22, 2018
Nielsen has personally come under fire for standing up for Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy which has separated more than 2,000 children from their parents. Trump this week signed an executive order to end the separation policy but has maintained that his zero-tolerance policy should stay in place.
Trump’s executive order is already being challenged because it allows for children to be held for more than 20 days. A previous class-action lawsuit set a precedent in which children cannot be held for more than 20 days.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.