Latina Border Patrol officer goes viral as social media dubs her #IceBae

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • A female Border Patrol officer went viral after her photo was shared by several social media users, who called her #IceBae.
  • Several people were smitten and some thanked her for her service, while some slammed her for supporting inhumane border policies.
  • The officer, Kiara Cervantes, explained that her job can sometimes be difficult, especially since most people don’t understand what her job entails.

A female Border Patrol officer went viral after a photo of her circulated across social media, where users dubbed her #IceBae.

The female officer was photographed while providing security during Vice President Mike Pence’s recent border visit.

“#IceBae could detain me for however long she wants,” a Twitter user said.

Kiara Cervantes created a Twitter account early Monday to identify herself as the Border Patrol officer in question. She then posted a video later in the afternoon to prove the page was authentic.

Cervantes said in the video, “Just woke up…saw that I needed to make a video so y’all could believe that it’s me. It’s me — I’m a Customs officer based in Texas and yeah, I don’t know what else to say.”

A Twitter user who saw the photo and video said, “Holy s–t…I think I’m coming down with a case of undocumentation.”

While some users thanked her for her service, some people responded negatively.

One Twitter user snapped, “This country is a mess, we are praising and trending #IceBae when she is literally a guard at a CONCENTRATION CAMP, guarding CHILDREN IN CAGES, RIPPING FAMILIES APART AT THE BORDER. You’re all sick, honestly.”

Another user called her and other officers “a traitor to the very ideas of justice and freedom.”

The Border Patrol officer replied to both fans and haters throughout the day.

She tweeted Monday night, “My job is so hectic at this moment but I am grateful. I love protecting my country! And I love my supporters!”

She declared, “I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have. We are doing our best but some people won’t ever understand. They don’t know the daily of what my job consists of.”

She explained that her job can sometimes be difficult, “Not only because I am Latina, but just in general the mass amount of people crossing ILLEGALLY daily and the processing can take a toll on anyone of any gender and any race.”

The Post reached out to Cervantes for a comment, but she could not provide a more elaborate response until after she “speaks to management with CBP.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has not yet provided any comment.

 

Source: New York Post

6 thoughts on “Latina Border Patrol officer goes viral as social media dubs her #IceBae

  1. The problem at the borders exist because of the government and inhumane conditions in those countries. Stop blaming and calling the U.S. inhumane. People from all over the world are here on tax payers dollars, work visas given to those who ARE NOT CITIZENS. Everyone living the American dream but the American Citizens of this country. How about giving and fully taking care of the truly deserving Citizens of the U.S.A…. our VETERANS.

    1. When we the taxpayers are footing the bill for these illegals crossing the border illegally we have every right to complain.

      1. That’s the problem, most of them are not “crossing the border”illegally they are seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape poverty and crime(some of which the U.S. government had a hand in🤨)to work these jobs people here don’t want to work………under our law they can apply for asylum and our moronic president just have all you racist thinking they’re just border jumpers which most are not!

    2. Thank you for your service and tell all at the border we are behind them.
      I don’t think anyone could have a more important job then yours and people who don’t know what American responsibility as a country is. I’m 68 years old and served in the army to help other countries achieve what we have. There are people who want to take advantage of us both here in the USA and out. We will only take so much before we act back, God Bless

      1. Before you act back? A very unGodly thing to say, you need to read your Bible. This country is God’s country and no where in the Bible does it say to treat people inhumanly. If anything it says “what you do to the least of my people, you do unto me.”

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