DHS Secretary Driven Out Of Mexican Restaurant As Many Ask 'Where Are The Girls?' In Border Cages

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18:  U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks on migrant children being separated from parents at the southern border during a White House daily news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Nielsen joined White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the daily news briefing to answer questions from members of the White House Press Corps.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DHS Secretary Driven Out Of Mexican Restaurant As Many Ask 'Where Are The Girls?' In Border Cages

Protesters yelled "shame" at Kirstjen Nielsen until she left.

Published June 20, 2018

After seemingly defending the White House’s decision to separate immigrant children from their parents when they cross the border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted by protesters while dining at a Washington, D.C., Mexican restaurant (of all places).

Members of the D.C. Democratic Socialists of America found Nielsen and a male friend eating at the restaurant on Wednesday night.

  1. Eventually the protesters yelled "shame! shame!" at Nielsen
  2. Nielsen was filmed fleeing from the restaurant shortly after
  3. Meanwhile, people continue to ask why no photos of young girls have been released with the images of the detainment centers

    Before getting shamed out of the restaurant, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was asked at Monday's press briefing about where the girls are being held.

    “I don’t know,” she replied.

    The government has released photographs from inside the Casa Padre shelter in Brownsville, Texas, which showed images of only boys, prompting many to tweet #wherearethegirls.

  4. After a demand for answers, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) tweeted the girls are being held in separate facilities, some of which are in different states

    In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, HHS officials said they would release photos of detained girls and toddlers “within the next two days.”

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


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