Burned and decapitated animal found on Department of Homeland Security official’s front porch amidst growing threats on federal agencies
DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady wrote employees over the weekend over “specific and credible threats”
Protesters confronted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant while she ate
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Lexington Virginia
Wikileaks released 9,000 alleged ICE employees in an attempts to keep accountability
Government officials are feeling the backlash from the Trump administration’s policy to imprison immigrant children caught trying to cross the border.
The zero-tolerance immigration policy has separated at least 2,300 children from their families, sending some to different states behind a cloak of secrecy.
Facing an unprecedented amount of outrage, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep families together as their parents go through the criminal proceedings. However, there is still no answer as to how precisely the American government is going to ensure children already separated are reunited with their families.
Trump’s latest executive order seems to be too little too late for many people as Department of Homeland Security employees received letters over the weekend warning of a “heightened threat against DHS employees.” DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady wrote employees this weekend stating the warning came from an assessment based on “specific and credible threats.”
This assessment is based on specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees.
In the midst of these threats, a burnt and decapitated animal was found on the front porch of a DHS official’s home in Washington D.C., according to an official with knowledge of the incident.
These immigrant children being separated from their families have sparked protests around the country against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal agencies.
In the last week, protesters confronted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she ate her meal inside a Mexican restaurant. The protesters yelled shame, as Nielsen tried to ignore the chants and finish her meal. After that, protesters gathered outside of Nielsen’s Virginia home to blare audio of children crying at the border after being separated from their parents.
On Friday evening, Stephanie Wilkinson was told White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was eating in her restaurant, the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia. Wilkinson drove to the restaurant where Sanders was eating cheese boards with seven other guests waiting for the meals.
Wilkinson told her staff she could ask her to leave but wanted to get opinions on what to do. The decision was made to tell Sanders to go. Wilkinson asked if she could speak to Sanders on the patio where she asked her to leave.
Sanders was said to have walked back into the restaurant to gather her things then left. Her guests were allowed to stay but decided not to. Wilkinson said her guests offered to pay for what they had received, but the owner insisted it was on the house. Even though Trump attacked the restaurant for asking Sanders to leave, Wilkinson stands by her decision. She believes the Trump administration to be acting in an “inhumane and unethical” manner.
Wikileaks joined in when they released the “Ice Patrol,” a collection of over 9,000 supposed employees for ICE. The ICE data dump is said to be a means of keeping transparency and accountability for those involved in the process of separating immigrant children from their parents.