Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was not allowed to dine at a Mexican restaurant because of the policy regarding migrants.
In the US, a group of protesters, dissatisfied with the policy of “zero tolerance” on migration, interrupted Nielsen work dinner in a Mexican restaurant near the White House, USA Today reported.
Members of the D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America entered MXDC Cocina Mexicana and confronted the federal official to express their outrage at the separation of children and parents on the border.
“How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you’re deporting and imprisoning tens of thousands of people who come here seeking asylum in the United States?”, one protester shouted.
“We call on you to end family separation and abolish (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). They called for an end to the policy that, from April 19 to May 31, the US authorities shared 1995 children with their parents, who were detained on the Mexico border for illegal crossing. Protesters left the place before the police arrived. Nielsen never acknowledged the group but had to leave the restaurant.