A representative of the United States Border Patrol joined Fox News personality Neil Cavuto on Saturday to defend Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The host showed video of protesters heckling Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over President Donald Trump’s family separations, which the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on Monday called an “unconscionable” policy.
The Fox News on-screen graphic, known as a chyron, read, “DHS Sec, ICE & Border Patrol Under Attack.”
“To escalate the sense of potential violence here, they hit her home, they got to her home and really were within inches of the structure itself,” Cavuto said. “She’s protected by security guards and all the like, but I’m telling you, this is escalating folks.”
Cavuto asked Hector Garza, a Border Patrol agent, what he thought of the intense backlash against the department.
“It’s just very unfortunate, working at the border is a job with dignity,” the Border Patrol agent claimed.
“We’re treating people with respect on the border,” he continued. “Our agents go out there every single day and save these illegal immigrants who come across.”
“It’s just very unfortunate that they decide to hate on law enforcement and hate on Sec. Nielsen,” he complained.
“I hate to break it to you sir, but it’s gone beyond that, they’ve all but compared you to the Gestapo,” Cavuto noted, referencing the Geheime Staatspolizei, which was the secret state police in Nazi Germany.
“We can’t have open borders, this situation is getting resolved with the separation of the families,” Garza claimed. “You have to keep in mind, some of these separations are going to have to continue, because a lot of these kids are being paired up with people that are not even related to them.”
“We have to detain them so that way we can deport them so that way we can discourage illegal immigration,” the Border Patrol agent claimed.