At 7:30 a.m. Friday, roughly two dozen protesters showed up at the Washington, D.C. townhouse of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, played an audio clip of illegal immigrants’ children who had been detained, and chanted, “Free the kids!”
According to The Huffington Post, the protest was organized by the leftist group CREDO Action; protesters held posters that read “Child Snatcher.”
Claudia Quinonez, 23, who entered the United States illegally in 2006, and is protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, told The Huffington Post, “Families are migrating to the U.S. to flee poverty, to flee gang violence and to seek a better life. When you’re deporting them, you are hindering their ability to achieve their hopes and aspirations.”
According to The Huffington Post, when Nielsen left her home the protesters emulated “Game of Thrones,” yelling “Shame!”
Heidi Hess, the co-director of CREDO Action, pontificated that it was just fine to invade people’s personal lives in order to make a point, saying, “A lot of attention has been on the border, and rightly so, on the children and the families and the detention centers there, but I think the thing that we know is that the people that are making the decisions resulting those detention centers are here in D.C. We feel like it’s really important to hold them accountable everywhere.”
Earlier this week, as The Daily Wire reported, Nielsen was targeted by group of protesters from the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America as she ate dinner at a restaurant. They also cried, "Shame!" A member of the group's steering committee told CNN, "We will not stand by and let Sec. 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."