Here is your job description:
You must patrol a rugged frontier where everything stings and bites. In 105-degree weather.
You must confront and interdict hundreds of desperate illegal aliens alone in remote brush and ensure that no dangerous people or drugs get in. But you must also treat them all with the utmost care.
You must confront the most violent and deadly terrorist groups in combat mode, but you can’t be in combat mode.
Your job is to protect Americans, but unofficially your job has become protecting those invading who are strategically sent here by rival groups beheading each other.
You must grope around in the dark through overgrown sugar cane at night with cartels monitoring your every move, where you can be ambushed at any moment without backup.
You are an American hero, right? Nope. You are called a Nazi and a concentration camp guard by the elite members of the political and media class.
You are a modern Border Patrol agent.
Sergio Tinoco had an impoverished childhood in south Texas, as his mother remained in Mexico, and he labored on a farm to support himself. He pulled himself up by the bootstraps, served in the military for 10 years, and then became a Border Patrol agent protecting the land in which he grew up in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). The last thing this son of Mexican immigrants expected was to be compared to a Nazi by America’s elites for serving his nation and protecting our dangerous border, but it’s more personal than just general criticisms leveled in the media.
“Our agents are just completely overwhelmed; they are exhausted,” said the exasperated Border Patrol supervisor on my podcast yesterday. “Not only are they exhausted out in the field, exhausted inside the stations processing, they are exhausted with all the rhetoric that’s coming down through the media and Congress. Our own congressional leaders are vilifying our agents. These are the people holding America’s front line. It hurts us all. The most evil statement ever made – that Border Patrol is running concentration camps – let me tell you, I have kids, all of us have kids, we are regular people. We’re regular Joes and Jameses. We have kids and spouses who also hear these comments. Our kids’ friends hear these comments. And they get bullied in school, they get bullied at the playground, they get bullied at parties. Our spouses have to hear it at their own workspaces. It’s just a sad scene for my wife to go into the work office and the very first question, instead of saying good morning, is it true that your husband is gassing these immigrants or killing these immigrants or raping them? I mean how do you even start your day off like that?”
Sergio, who patrols one of the hardest-hit regions, told me that the public has no clue how the emotional abuse from political leaders exacerbates their nearly impossible physical job.