A female Border Patrol officer has gone viral — with social media users dubbing the woman #IceBae — on account of her dolled-up appearance.
“Holy s–t…I think I’m coming down with a case of undocumentation,” wrote @VibeHi on Twitter, who was one of countless users to share the BPD agent’s photo on Monday, along with a video she posted.
“#IceBae could detain me for however long she wants,” another said.
The female officer was providing security for Vice President Mike Pence during his recent border visit when she was photographed standing outside of a holding cell.
A Twitter account purportedly belonging to the woman surfaced early Monday and identified her as Kiara Cervante, of Texas. A video was posted later in the afternoon, claiming the page was authentic.
“Just woke up…saw that I needed to make a video so y’all could believe that it’s me,” said the woman purporting herself to be Cervante. “It’s me — I’m a Customs officer based in Texas and yeah, I don’t know what else to say.”
The woman later posted a message, saying she was “in awe” by all the attention she was receiving — some of which has been very negative.
“This country is a mess, we are praising and trending #IceBae when she is literally a guard at a CONCENTRATION CAMP, guarding CHILDREN IN CAGES, RIPPING FAMILIES APART AT THE BORDER,” seethed one Twitter user. “You’re all sick, honestly.”
Another person said, “#IceBae is actively aiding in the internment of men, women, and children without trial or even so much as humane living conditions. She, along with every other officer going along with this is a traitor to the very ideas of justice and freedom.”
But Cervante wasn’t paying any mind to her haters and instead focused on “the support” she’s been receiving.
“My job is so hectic at this moment but I am grateful,” she tweeted Monday night. “I love protecting my country! ????❤️ And I love my supporters!”
The purported BPD agent had been answering questions throughout the day from both fans and people outraged with her newfound fame.
Responding to a person who called her “litteral scum” and shamed her for being Hispanic — adding that her parents were going to “disown” her — Cervante tweeted: “I think that’s really rude and naive of you to say. You have no idea who my parents are and no idea what goes into my job on a daily basis… before speaking on something you know nothing about…. DONT. Regardless I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have.”
Replying to a tweet from former Daily Caller editor and columnist Scott Greer — who called her a “Latina concentration camp guard” — Cervante said: “I can’t agree with concentration camps. But… this station in particular isn’t meant to be a holding facility hence the overpopulation of aliens. We are doing our best but some people won’t ever understand. They don’t know the daily of what my job consists of.”
Upon creating her purported page, Cervante told Twitter users that she takes “a lot of pride” in her job, which, according to her, can sometimes be “difficult.”
“Not only because I am Latina,” Cervante explained, “but just in general the mass amount of people crossing ILLEGALLY daily and the processing can take a toll on anyone of any gender and any race.”
Some people were referring to the woman as a “latina hero.”
“Democrats hate seeing minorities that have escaped their ways of thinking,” claimed one Twitter user. “Thank You for your service.”
Attempts to reach Cervante by email on Monday night were unsuccessful. Requests for comment were not immediately returned by the US Customs and Border Protection agency.
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