Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Carla L. Provost testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations during a Border Patrol oversight hearing in Washington on July 24, 2019. (CBP photo by Glenn Fawcett)

Border Patrol Chief Defends Her Membership in Controversial Facebook Group

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol said Wednesday that she joined a Facebook group whose members mocked migrants and lawmakers so she could read what her personnel thought about her, and said she knew little about the group.

Chief Carla Provost said during a congressional subcommittee hearing in Washington that she logged on to Facebook very rarely and that she immediately reported her membership in the group to an oversight division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection after she realized she was a member.

Provost earlier this month had issued a statement condemning the posts without saying that she was a member.

Read more from the Associated Press

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