The Department of Homeland Security is warning employees of a “sharp increase in the overall number of general threats” against them after a senior DHS official found a headless animal carcass left on his front porch, said an official with knowledge of the incident.
DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady issued the warning in a letter to employees on Saturday.
The warning was spurred by the incident at the senior official’s home in Washington, D.C., reported ABC News.
The “heightened threat against DHS employees,” as Grady described it, comes amid public protests against family detention and other immigration policies under the administration of President Donald Trump.
The Department of Homeland Security reportedly sent an email to all employees warning them of possible threats to their personal safety. https://t.co/UifJuHcOsV
— Newsy (@Newsy) June 25, 2018
Protesters have chased Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant.
An Antifa-linked Twitter account doxxed several Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers by revealing their names, addresses, photographs and spouses.
Meanwhile, California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged protesters to harass anyone connected with the Trump administration’s immigration policy on Saturday.
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump admin: "If u see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them." pic.twitter.com/gLmgpc8mEJ #maga
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) June 25, 2018
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said.
“And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!,” she added.
Watters said protesters were doing the right thing in God’s eyes.
“God is on our side. On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable. On the side of understanding that if we can’t protect the children, we can’t protect anybody,” she said.
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