In the hysteria over the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border, many liberals have villainized the men and women charged with enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.
While the people crossing into the United States illegally are depicted as saintly and heroic, Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are labeled “terrorists.”
Some on the left have even urged that the agents and their children be confronted and harassed.
“WE SHOULD HACK THIS SYSTEM, GET THE ADDRESSES OF THE ICE AGENTS CBP AGENTS AND SURROUND THEIR HOMES IN PROTEST,” actor Peter Fonda said in one unhinged tweet last month. “WE SHOULD FIND OUT WHAT SCHOOLS THEIR CHILDREN GO TO AND SURROUND THE SCHOOLS IN PROTEST. THESE AGENTS ARE DOING THIS CUZ THEY WANT TO DO IT. THEY LIKE DOING THIS. F—.”
“We don’t have to take the agents kids, we only need to surround their schools and scare the s— out of them and worry the f— out of the agents from CBE ICE & REGULAR BORDER PATROL AGENTS,” he said in another since-deleted tweet. “WE NEED TO SCARE THE F— OUT OF THEM! NEED TO MAKE THEIR CHILDREN WORRY NOW.”
That mentality recently reared its ugly head at the border near Progreso, Texas.
Border Patrol agents were trying to help a pregnant woman in distress Saturday when another illegal immigrant pelted them with rocks, according to a Customs and Border Protection press release Wednesday.
The agents saw a group of illegals climbing a tree at the Progreso Port of Entry after a failed attempt to sneak across the border.
“As they got closer to the area, agents noticed two subjects on top of the bridge and a woman in distress at the base of the tree,” the release said. “The woman, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was complaining of back pain and claimed to be pregnant.
“As agents began to provide the woman with medical attention, one of the subjects on the bridge began to throw rocks at the agents.”
The agents managed to get the woman to safety, and she was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Meanwhile, the other two illegals fled back to Mexico.
In the nine months ending June 30, agents in the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector have rescued 1,157 people — an increase of 53 percent over the same period last year, according to the CPB release.
The release didn’t say whether the agents had been struck by the rocks or injured, but the danger they face every day shouldn’t be taken for granted. Forty CPB agents have died in the line of duty since 2003.
It’s also worth remembering that some of the people trying to enter the United States illegally are violent thugs.
Let’s be thankful for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to keep people like that rock-throwing hoodlum out of our country.
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