Saturday, August 31, 2019

Molotov cocktail toss in Florida is latest attack against DHS facility: report

A suspect was arrested Friday after allegedly tossing a lit Molotov cocktail into the lobby of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Florida, according to a report. It was the latest in a string of attacks against Homeland Security facilities.

Authorities said the unidentified woman walked into the office in Oakland Park -- about 33 miles north of Miami -- and hurled a bottle of gasoline with a lit fuse. But the fuse detached from the bottle before it could ignite, according to a report of the incident sent to administration officials and viewed by The Associated Press. No major injuries were reported. 

Citizenship and Immigration Services — a Homeland Security agency — processes legal immigration cases and is run by Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli, who reacted to the incident on Twitter late Friday night. Cuccinelli — a supporter of President Trump’s hardline stance on immigration — has been tasked with carrying out recent policy changes, including the so-called “public charge” rule that could deny green cards to many legal immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, according to the Associated Press.

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