BOILING OVER

DHS Secretary Nielsen Shouted Out of Mexican Restaurant by Protesters

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday evening by protesters confronting her over the the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Protesters crashed her meal, yelling “shame!” and “If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace!” while Nielsen appeared to look down at her phone before eventually exiting the restaurant. The homeland security chief has been under fire in recent days for her vociferous public defense of the administration’s “zero-tolerance” border policy. After the incident, the secretary’s spokesperson wrote on Twitter: “While having a work dinner tonight, the Secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border. [Nielsen] encourages all—including this group—who want to see an immigration system that works, contributes to our economy, protects our security, & reflects our values reach out to Members & seek their support to close immigration loopholes that made our system a mess.”