Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) protesters marched outside a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director’s home on Sunday in response to his retirement.
“Remember ICE Director Thomas Homan? The guy who said undocumented immigrants ‘should live in fear’? [sic] He retired last week, so we decided to throw him a surprise party!” explained a tweet by the D.C. Metro chapter.
Nearly 100 members stood outside Homan’s Virginia home and chanted, “No ICE, no KKK, no fascist USA,” while a drum beat played in the background. They also held many signs, some of which read, “Abolish ICE” and, “You’ll know no peace, you’ll know no rest — we know your name and your address.”
In a Facebook statement released on Sunday, the DSA chapter expressed outrage over Homan enforcing the law against those who cross the border illegally.
“His retirement should not be a pleasant one,” the post read, explaining that Homan “ripped children from their parents and held people in detention indefinitely.”
The protesters also took issue with Homan remaining active with ICE as he “will almost definitely begin to receive obscene profits in the private sector.” This is not the first time Metro DC DSA disturbed the privacy of a government official.
Some members chased Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant on June 19 for supporting President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, calling her names like “fascist pig” and “villain.” (RELATED: Socialist Activist Who Harassed Homeland Security Secretary Works For The Department Of Justice)
Metro DC DSA hinted that demonstrations like the one that occurred at Homan’s home would not stop until ICE was abolished.
“We will continue to demonstrate outside the homes and workplaces of profiteers who make millions off the destruction of other’s lives,” according to the Facebook statement.
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