U.S. Border Patrol Has a Framed Photo of Tomi Lahren in their DC Headquarters
According to Quartz, a photo of TV host and far-right firebrand Tomi Lahren hangs on a wall at the U.S. Border Patrol headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In the photo, Lahren, who has been responsible for pushing alt-right conspiracies theories to the general public, is posing with a number of Border Patrol executives.
Quartz suggested that this photo was more evidence of the anti-immigrant sentiments espoused by border patrol and proof that this attitude stems from the top.
A recent ProPublica investigation found a private Facebook group used by 9,5oo border agents where migrant deaths were mocked. A CBP spokesperson said the agency rotates hundreds of photos around its office walls.
The photo is more evidence of widespread anti-immigrant sentiment at Border Patrol, whose members are often the first US law enforcement officers to interact with migrants when they cross the border. That the photo hangs at the agency’s Washington headquarters suggests that the culture exists at the very top of the agency.
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The photo of Lahren and Border Patrol brass was until recently the first thing greeting anyone who entered Border Patrol headquarters on the sixth floor of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., about a half mile from the White House. It hung in the reception area next to the Border Patrol insignia just beyond a glass entrance to the office. It has now been moved farther back in the wing, where it hangs in a hallway near the offices of several agency chiefs.
A CBP spokesperson said the agency often prints and rotates “hundreds of photographs” to hang on its office walls.