Why So Many Latino Men Join the Border Patrol that Dehumanizes Latinos

by Yvette Montoya

We wish we could say the news about the troubling Border Patrol Facebook group was shocking, but sadly, it really shouldn’t be. ProPublica recently exposed a Facebook group comprised of 9,500 Border Patrol agents that share sexist memes, xenophobic comments, and makes fun of migrant deaths. The group is called “I’m 10-15,” which is the Border Patrol code for “aliens in custody.”

There is a photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria’s lifeless bodies with the original poster calling them “floaters” and wondering if their bodies were photoshopped by “liberals,” because they look “too clean.” But some...

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