A secret Facebook group of current and former border patrol agents has surfaced and showed agents making hateful comments including remarks about immigrants, misogynistic illustrations of Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, and obscene remarks about the recent deaths of a migrant father and his 23 month old daughter.
The 9,000+ member group, called “Im 10:15” (code for “aliens in custody”) was created in 2016. ProPublica, an investigative organization tracked several members to border agents in El Paso and Eagle Pass, Texas.
A patrol agent responded to a post about a Guatemalan migrant while in custody stating, “Oh well, if he dies, he dies”. A separate post was a recent photo of a father and his 23 month old daughter who drowned trying to reach the United States and a different border agent wrote, “I’m not trying to be an a$$ but I HAVE NEVER SEEN FLOATERS LIKE THIS, could this be another edited photo”. Illustrations also showed Ocasio- Cortez performing oral sex on migrants in detention center.
An investigation into the secret hate group has been launched by the National Border Patrol Council.
Photo: Getty Images