Donald Trump's immigration chef showed off & # 39; one of the bullet holes & # 39; from the window of an immigration and customs enforcement office in San Antonio, where a shooting took place in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
& # 39; Here's a photo of one of this morning's bullet holes. @USCIS stands with @ICE as they work to enforce our laws and keep Americans safe!, & Wrote Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US. Citizenship and Immigration Services, on Twitter.
The photo shows broken glass with a small hole in the window.
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, shared a photo of a shot at an ICE office in San Antonio
Cuccinelli said his desk is with ICE employees
Shots were fired around 3 p.m. Central Time in a building with ICE offices and in another building in the neighborhood where an ICE contractor worked, according to the FBI.
Federal officials gave & # 39; political rhetoric & # 39; blame for what they call a & # 39; targeted attack & # 39; on the immigration agency.
No one was injured in the attacks.
& # 39; We had federal employees who were present, who, although not touched by the fired rounds, by the grace of God. If the bullets had moved 2 centimeters in a different direction, we could be here today to talk about the murder of a federal official, & # 39; FBI agent Christopher Combs said at a press conference.
& # 39; I don't think there was a question that they knew which floors the ice cream offices were, & # 39; he said, calling it a & # 39; highly targeted attack & # 39 ;.
He called the shootings & cowardly, brutal, violent actions, absolutely without justification. & # 39;
ICE provided & # 39; political rhetoric and wrong information & # 39; the fault of the incident.
& # 39; Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media and activist groups are recklessly disseminating to the American people about the ICE mission, only serve to further encourage these violent acts, & # 39; said the agency in a statement.
& # 39; ICE agents risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe & # 39 ;, said the statement. & # 39; This disturbing public discourse conceals our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily endangers the safety of our officers. & # 39;
One of the buildings in San Antonio, Texas, with ICE offices
The shooting hit the heels of immigration raids in Mississippi who arrested 680
The agency has become a bright spot for protests from President Donald Trump's strict immigration policy.
Earlier this month, office protesters were thrown out of the Trump campaign rally in Cincinnati, one of them carrying a banner with the text & # 39; Chinga la Migra & # 39; – & # 39; f *** ICE & # 39; in Spanish.
Immigration and customs workers face a series of threats as racial tensions in the country increase.
Ministry of the Interior acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said about & # 39;Fox & Friends Wednesday that people & # 39; dangerous & # 39; rhetoric.
& # 39; The environment in which we demonize our law enforcement to do their job and enforce the law on books is worrying & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; It can be dangerous and it can cause people to take action that is not supported by facts that don't respond to something inappropriate that the men and women of ICE are doing and we have to weaken that. & # 39;
Each party blames the other on the escalation.
ICE supporters claim that anger is fueled by congressional democrats, members of the media and the hopeful 2020 presidencies.
Democrats blame President Trump for inciting white supremacists with his rhetoric.
Meanwhile, the conservative news website Breitbart showed image demonstrators in Florida of democratically inclined groups threatening employees and former employees of the GEO Group, a private contractor used by ICE.
Ministry of the Interior acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan called on people to & # 39; dangerous & # 39; rhetoric
A demonstrator threatened the family, John Bulfin, the company's former general counsel.
& # 39; We know where all your children live throughout the country … John Bulfin, you have children in [squeak out], you have children in [squeak out], & # 39; shouted the demonstrator. & # 39; We know everything about you and you will not see us here alone. & # 39;
& # 39; We know where you & # 39; sleeps at night, & another protester shouted.
A man was killed in Washington state last month when he threw incendiary bombs at both ICE centers.
Tuesday's shooting also came after last week's ICE raids in Mississippi, where 680 undocumented workers were arrested in a massive sweep at seven of the state's food processing plants.
The authorities have not linked the two cases, but are investigating the shooting in San Antonio.
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