Thousands of U.S. Border Patrol agents who are helping lead on cracking down on illegal immigration for thousands of miles along the north and south borders, tens of thousands of miles along the east and west coasts, as well as hundreds of ports of entry now find themselves the target of critics.
Liberal politicians are helping lead the hate towards all the humanitarian work border patrol agents are now forced to handle, while keeping the United States safe from illegal immigrants.
National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in Rio Grande Valley vice-president Chris Cabrera said he wouldn't call it crisis mode, but is fully aware there are people out there who hate them.
"It can be unsettling, but, you know we've got a job to do, so we'll look at it at face value and then turn the page and get back to work and do what we do, the way we do it, the best way we can and then do as much as we can we with what little we have," said Cabrera.
He said unlike firefighters, people usually hate or love law enforcement, although most are indifferent.
"What's unsettling is a lot of this, uh, this hate, a lot of this negative attention, is brought forward by some of those public officials," said Cabrera.
He said more seasoned agents realize it just comes with the territory and not everyone is going to like them. They're just doing the job they made an oath to do and are paid to do.
"I think most agents, they recognize it for what it is and they just move on about their day,” said Cabrera.
However, if people feel so strongly, he said they should probably reflect where that stems from--perhaps the laws and law makers.