Texas Border Patrol agents allegedly demeaned a migrant in their custody by forcing him to walk around the detention facility carrying a sign that read “I like men” in Spanish, a report said Thursday.
An agent at the facility witnessed the scene on March 5 and sent an email to a supervisor at US Customs and Border Patrol, citing several other examples of poor behavior by fellow agents, as well as management’s failure to correct them, CNN reported.
The agent said he saw a colleague at an El Paso facility force a Honduran migrant to parade in front of fellow detainees on March 5 carrying a hand-written note that said “Me gustan los hombres” — which translates to “I like men,” according to the report.
The whistle-blower confronted the agent — and another who was laughing about the homophobic prank — before taking the note away from the migrant, according to the report.
In his email, the whistle-blower wrote that he saw a total of seven other agents witness the incident and do nothing to stop it, CNN reported
CPB did not immediately respond to request for comment.
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