Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into the posting of racist and xenophobic messages by current and former Border Patrol agents on a private Facebook group.
More than 9,500 people are part of the group, which was exposed by ProPublica on Monday.
The Facebook group is filled with racist, homophobic, anti-immigrant and misogynistic content about migrants and asylum seekers, as well as public officials like Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is depicted in a photoshopped image being sexually assaulted by President Trump.
In another thread, members of the group made fun of a video of a man trying to carry a child through a rapid river in a plastic bag.
Someone commented, “At least it’s already in a trash bag.” Democracy Now! speaks with ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson, who broke the story.
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