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Alejandro Mayorkas’ wife confronts protesters outside her DC home who slammed her husband’s policies

Alejandro Mayorkas’ wife had a run in with protesters outside their D.C. home on Monday as they hung a 30-foot banner and chanted accusations that the Biden administration is carrying out Trump immigrations policies.

‘We talked briefly to the wife of DHS Secretary Mayorkas,’ Never Again Action, a Jewish anti-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) organization posted on Twitter. ‘She was very angry, and told us that this was her family home.’

‘And we really do understand that,’ they continued in a Monday Twitter thread. ‘But again, there are families being torn apart every day. There are people being deported from their home forever, every day.’

They included a video of Tanya Mayorkas walking away with her dog on a leash along with what appears to be a plain-clothes security guard.

‘We know that doing an action at someone’s house can make things personal & bring families into the equation,’ Never Again tweeted. ‘But our first responsibility is to the personal trauma and the families torn apart by Trump’s policies, that the Biden administration continues to use against immigrants.’

The group was protesting the recent deportation efforts at the southern border by covering Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’ DC residence in a banner reading: ‘Biden President Trump Policy.’

‘We just covered his [Mayorkas’] house with a 30-foot emergency blanket banner, speaking the truth: on immigration, the Biden presidency is a continuation of Trump policy,’ the group wrote on Twitter.

Along with the post was an image of the silver banner with red lettering that included the hashtag ‘#KeepYourPromises’.

They said their goal in the banner and chanting outside his home is to make the deportation of illegal immigrants ‘impossible to ignore.’ They also admitted that they doxxed Mayorkas by revealing to some of his neighbors that the man in charge of ICE and Border Patrol lived there.

Never Again Action, a Jewish anti-ICE group, hung a 30-foot silver banner on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ home on Monday in protest of the Biden administration’s recent string of deportations of illegal Haitian immigrants

Tanya Mayorkas (seen far off in center) speaks with protesters

The secretary's wife walks away from the protesters with her dog and what appears to be a plain clothes security guard

Tanya Mayorkas, the secretary’s wife, (pictured with her dog above) had a run in with the protesters, who claim she was ‘angry’ over the protest outside her and her husband’s personal DC residence

Never Again Action said Mayorkas' wife said she was 'angry' that they were protesting at her 'family home' when they ran in to her

Never Again Action said Mayorkas’ wife said she was ‘angry’ that they were protesting at her ‘family home’ when they ran in to her 

The protests come in direct response of the images from the southern border as Homeland Security ramps up its deportation efforts after a group of mostly Haitian migrants set up camp near the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas. Here Haitian migrants wait in a shelter in Monterrey, Mexico on Monday as they await their case to be heard in the U.S.

The protests come in direct response of the images from the southern border as Homeland Security ramps up its deportation efforts after a group of mostly Haitian migrants set up camp near the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas. Here Haitian migrants wait in a shelter in Monterrey, Mexico on Monday as they await their case to be heard in the U.S. 

Never Again Action protests around the country with the goal of the total abolition of ICE. The group derives its name from the slogan ‘never again,’ which is most often used in reference to the Holocaust.

‘Biden promised to dismantle Trump’s cruel immigration system, and replace it with one that’s ‘fair and humane.’ Instead, his admin is doubling down on Trump’s policies and tactics of fear. It’s exactly what we all voted against,’ the organization wrote on Twitter. 

The protest is in direct response to the images coming from the border as DHS ramps up its deportation of illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers. A group of around 15,000 of mostly Haitian migrants set up an encampment near the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas this month that led to the Biden administration’s ramped up removal efforts.

Several deportation flights have gone from the U.S. to Haiti since last Sunday. But what has most people upset is the images of Border Patrol agents on horseback appearing to use the reins as whips on migrants.

The agents insist they were only using the split reins to direct their horses and wrangle the migrants, but not to whip them.

When Secret Service showed up, the group said it was their goal to make noise and ensure they make the 'deportation crisis... impossible to ignore'

When Secret Service showed up, the group said it was their goal to make noise and ensure they make the ‘deportation crisis… impossible to ignore’

In one video from outside the secretary’s home on Monday, a member of the group could be heard behind the camera saying they are holding Biden and Mayorkas accountable for the promises they are breaking at the border.

‘Secretary Mayorkas has the power to do two things,’ they continued is their thread. ‘1. Cancel Trump’s border policy 2. Cancel Trump’s ICE contracts’.

In upsetting Mrs. Mayorkas and causing a ruckus the group said that was the goal of the protest.

‘Secret Service everywhere at the house of DHS Secretary Mayorkas,’ they wrote. ‘This was our goal: to make the deportation crisis, at the border & in our communities, impossible to ignore.’

The group claims that the Biden administration is not keeping its promise to dismantle Trump's immigration policies ¿ and instead is doubling down on them

The group claims that the Biden administration is not keeping its promise to dismantle Trump’s immigration policies – and instead is doubling down on them

They linked to a petition to get Mayorkas to cancel the use of 'Title 42' for deportations and to end ICE contracts with local law enforcement

They linked to a petition to get Mayorkas to cancel the use of ‘Title 42’ for deportations and to end ICE contracts with local law enforcement

The tweet added: ‘If Biden’s admin thinks they can keep Trump’s policies AND keep it quiet… they’re very very wrong.’

‘We’ve been talking to lots of neighbors, who didn’t realize they live next to the man in charge of ICE & Border Patrol,’ they added. ‘Most of them have been really supportive, saying things like ‘this isn’t what I voted for.’ One man was really angry. He kept repeating ‘but it’s his home.’

A link in the Twitter thread leads to a page titled ‘Cancel Trump’s Immigration Policies’ that prompts people to sign the petition.

‘Joe Biden promised his administration would end Trump’s reign of terror against immigrants. He promised to make the immigration system ‘fair and humane.’ The scarring images we saw last week showed the truth about these broken promises,’ a message attached to the petition reads.

‘From violently deporting refugees at the border to keeping ICE in our communities, Biden’s presidency has been a continuation of Trump’s policy on immigration,’ they added.

‘It has to stop. We have to stop it.’

‘DHS Secretary Mayorkas oversees Border Patrol and ICE. He’s the one with the power to reverse these Trump policies, and stop enforcing Trump’s immigration agenda,’ Never Again Action claimed. ‘So we’re calling on Mayorkas to keep the promises that were made, and do two things: cancel Trump’s border policy, and cancel Trump’s ICE contracts.’

They explained that canceling the Trump order policies would entail ending ‘Title 42’, which is a tool used by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during public health emergencies and is currently being used to allow for more streamlined deportation to prevent furtherance of the coronavirus pandemic by way of migration to the southern border.

By canceling ICE contracts, the Never Again Action is seeking to stop cooperation between the immigration enforcement agency along with local police departments, which can lead to increased deportations when illegal status is reported.


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