There’s a brand new sensation on the southern border — and this time it doesn’t exactly have anything to do with illegal immigration, the progressive Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., or President Donald Trump.
The new topic of discussion is Agent Kiara Cervantes, also trending as “#IceBae” across social media. The nickname is derived from Cervantes’ work as a part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the affectionate abbreviation of the term babe (“bae”) used by many social media users.
Cervantes provided security for Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to a border patrol station in South Texas over the weekend.
She was first seen in front of the blocked off fence area, watching over the detainees.
The photo took social media by storm —
The female Customs and Border Patrol agent, who was photographed providing security for Mike Pence during VP's visit to a migrant detention center in Texas, went viral as #IceBae. Then she came forth to identify herself as Kiara Cervante pic.twitter.com/4jSVEFtm9Z
— United States Trends (@Trends4USA) July 15, 2019
Cervantes took to Twitter to speak to her newfound fans.
Sponsored: Have you taken this in the past 20 years?
“Soooo it’s crazy…. but here I am,” she wrote. “I’m hearing something about a viral picture. I would like to say I was just doing my job.. providing security for the visit of @VP. It was an honor and I take a lot of pride in my job!”
Soooo it’s crazy…. but here I am. I’m hearing something about a viral picture. I would like to say i was just doing my job.. providing security for the visit of @VP
. It was an honor and I take a lot of pride in my job!
— Kiara C (@kiarace24) July 15, 2019
According to the New York Post, Cervantes is a registered Democrat — who neither voted for Trump or Hillary in 2016.
[Sponsored] True? Cold sores give you Alzheimer’s
Angry liberals quickly responded, claiming she was a disgrace to Latinos by working for the border patrol.
“Yo your job is being a nazi,” one Twitter user wrote. “Quit.”
yo your job is being a nazi. Quit.
— Timothy J. Reynolds (@turnislefthome) July 16, 2019
But most responses were positive and praised the border patrol officer for her bravery.
“Thank you for your service!” one Twitter user said. “I’m retired US Navy and feel safer knowing good men and women like you are protecting our borders.”
Thank you for your service! I’m retired US Navy and feel safer knowing good men and women like you are protecting our borders.
— Tommy (@TomTomSkywalker) July 15, 2019
Thank you for your service ma'am, you're doing a thankless and currently much vilified job with poise and professionalism. Be careful out there. Don't listen to the awful haters on here and elsewhere being hyperbolic, hysterical liars about what you do. America knows the truth.
— Wooboo Babo✝️✡️???????????? (@CUFarley8) July 15, 2019
The Horn editorial team