A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent allegedly sought out an undocumented Guatemalan woman living in California, sent her Facebook messages and asked her to watch a live video of him masturbating — all while her 12-year-old son was in custody at the Border Patrol station in Clint, Tex., where he worked, according to an April complaint filed with CBP and interviews with the mother.
The complaint, obtained by The Washington Post, outlines conversations between the agent and the woman that she viewed as coercive, beginning with his asking for her Facebook handle after she was allowed to speak by phone with her son, who had been taken into custody at the border. She said in interviews that she had hoped the communication would yield information about her son but that instead she endured sexual advances from a CBP agent at the facility where her son was detained.
“I felt like the world was falling on top of me,” said the 48-year-old woman, an undocumented immigrant who came to the country from Guatemala and now lives in California. She spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retribution from the agent and other immigration authorities. “I felt my son is in the hands of a bad man.”
Your son is in the hands of lots of bad men, from the scumbag propositioning you to the scumbag in the Oval Office.
…Also, this is how you protest ICE, CBP, etc.
ICE’s Acting Director complained, “It is unfortunate that our honorable law enforcement agency is subject to such protests,” per internal ICE memo I obtained.
Memo also says ICE went into lockdown during Tuesday’s protest.https://t.co/sbksrH6h8B pic.twitter.com/AAHqlQygBy— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) July 17, 2019