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LULAC Calls for Resignation of CBP Head for Membership in Racist Facebook Group

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U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost testifies before Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Renification Efforts on July 31, 2018.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) President Domingo Garcia has called for the immediate resignation of Customs and Border Protection head Carla Provost after it was revealed today that she was aware of the secret Facebook group, “Im in 10-15,” and posted to it in 2018. 

A ProPublica investigation revealed the group earlier this month, discovering many racist, xenophobic and mysoginistic posts from current and former CPB officers.

“CBP is rotten at the very top. Chief Provost not only knew about this secret group, she tried to cover up her connection by telling “I’m in 10-15 was inappropriate,” Garcia said in a statement.

As first reported by the Intercept yesterday, Chief Provost was a member and had one post from November 2018 – about 3 months into her new role as Chief of CBP.   Though not offensive or controversial as other posts in the group, it did indicate that she knew about and participated in the group. When the group was exposed, Chief Provost publicly condemned them at the time, but did not reveal her own knowledge or her participation in the group. 

Garcia said that Chief Provost was “part of a cancer that has to be completely removed.” 

LULAC’s denouncement came after a day of protest from the group during its national convention in Milwaukee. Friday morning LULAC organized a march to Sen Ron Johnson’s office to deliver “babies in cages” to protest current conditions at the migrant detention centers.