An unidentified woman threw a Molotov cocktail into the lobby of a building that houses offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Friday. Fortunately the bottle of gasoline containing the lit fuse separated before hitting the floor, avoiding an explosion. No major injuries were reported. The woman was arrested by the Federal Protection Services and taken into custody. Charges are pending.
This latest attack on an immigration-related facility occurred in Oakland Park, 30 miles north of Miami. Ken Cuccinelli, the Acting Director of the USCIS responded by saying, “Today’s attempted attacks on one of our USCIS facilities using a Molotov cocktail is another example of the use of violence in place of debate by those who oppose the proper application of our immigration laws…”
The violence likely is in response to the Administration’s new policy tightening rules that would deny immigrants green cards due to use of public welfare programs such as food stamps, housing allowances and Medicaid.
This attack is part of a pattern of increasing threats to U.S. Government property and personnel used to carry out laws related to immigration and securing our borders. Two weeks ago a gunman drove up to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in San Antonio and fired shots into a window.
Another man threw a homemade explosive into an ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington where illegal immigrants were being held. He was shot and killed after setting a car on fire and trying to blow up propane tanks near the building. It was later discovered the man identified with with the far-left group, Antifa.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to ICE detention facilities as “concentration camps,” ratcheting up the rhetoric agains the law enforcement entity. Since then, there have been several attacks on immigration facilities.
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