June 20, 2018 9:26 am

U.S. Homeland security chief heckled at Mexican restaurant over immigration policy

ABOVE: U.S. activists confront Homeland Security Secretary during dinner in Washington D.C..


About a dozen protesters heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the Trump administration’s immigration policy as she ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington.

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The protesters entered MXDC Cocina Mexicana Tuesday and chanted “Shame!” and “End family separation!”

In a video posted on Facebook by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America, the protesters yelled, “if kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace.”

Nielsen paid her bill and left after about 10 or 15 minutes.

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A department spokesman tweeted that during a work dinner, the secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protesters who “share her concern with our current immigration laws.”

The Trump administration has been under fire for its decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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