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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:09 PM

Pro-immigrant protesters force McAleenan to abandon speech (acting Dir. of DHS)

Source: CBS News

Washington — As soon he took the stage to address a conference in Washington on Monday, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was a greeted by a chorus of fervent chants from a small group of pro-immigrant protesters, who listed some of the migrant children who've died in his agency's custody in recent months.

After chanting each name, they demonstrators yelled "presente," Spanish for present. Among the names yelled by the activists were those of Jakelin Caal Maquin, Felipe Gómez Alonzo and Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez — all Guatemalan children who died in Border Patrol custody.

Despite the chants, McAleenan tried to restart his scheduled keynote address at the Migration Policy Institute's annual conference on Monday morning several times to no avail.

"As a career law enforcement professional, I've dedicated my career to protecting the right to free speech and all the values we hold dear in America — from all threats," the secretary told the crowd before being interrupted yet again.



Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kevin-mcaleenan-migration-policy-institute-speech-interrupted-by-protesters-chanting-names-of-migrant-children/

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