CREDO activists confront CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan at his home

After news broke of the tragic death of 7-year-old asylum seeker Jakelin Caal Maquin while in Customs and Border Patrol custody, CREDO activists gathered outside CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan’s home to confront him about his agency’s horrific human rights abuses and demand justice for Jakelin Caal, as well as 20-year-old Guatemalan refugee Roxsana Hernandez and transgender asylum seeker Claudia Gomez Gonzalez, who were also killed while in CBP custody.

Protesters projected images of the three asylum-seekers on McAleenan’s home and demanded that he resign immediately:

From separating immigrant families to tear gassing them, McAleenan is carrying out all of Trump’s racist demands. He is dangerous, and he has to go. That’s why we’ve launched a petition – with already more than 50,000 CREDO member signatures – calling on the CBP commissioner to resign. You can add your name here.

This protest isn’t the first time CREDO activists have taken direct action to the homes of Trump administration officials who are enforcing and escalating Trump’s racist attacks on immigrants. Last June, CREDO members gathered outside the house of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, one of Trump’s leading henchmen who is implementing Trump’s inhumane immigration policy. We loudly played leaked audio of crying children who were separated from their parents at the border and marched with signs branding Nielsen a “child snatcher.” Our action brought nationwide attention – from the Washington Post to Newsweek, including one video that was viewed more than 1.3 million times.