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New York Times Writer Calls for ‘Public Shaming’ of Border Agents

Outrageous: Ass't professor of human rights at University College London wants individuals to be pressured into ending their work

Name names.

Shame them publicly.

That’s what Kate Cronin-Furman, an assistant professor of human rights at University College London, insisted this country should do in a piece she wrote for The New York Times that was published this weekend.

She declared that U.S. Border Patrol employees and other federal agents — people who are working hard to keep this nation safe every single day from an onslaught of migrants from other countries — must be pressured into ending their work at the southern border by making their names and backgrounds public.

“The identities of the individual Customs and Border Protection agents who are physically separating children from their families and staffing the detention centers are not undiscoverable,” she wrote in the piece.

“Immigration lawyers have agent names; journalists reporting at the border have names, photos and even videos. These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities.”

Conservatives are outraged at her comments and are vigorously pushing back on those controversial remarks.

Cronin-Furman insisted she was not making “an argument for doxxing” — but that there should be an effort to expose the “mid-level functionaries who make the system run.” (What?)

“The knowledge, for instance, that when you go to church on Sunday, your entire congregation will have seen you on TV ripping a child out of her father’s arms is a serious social cost to bear,” she wrote.

“The desire to avoid this kind of social shame may be enough to persuade some agents to quit and may hinder the recruitment of replacements,” she also said.

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“For someone who is ‘just following orders,’ the prospect of being internationally shamed as a rights abuser and being unable to travel freely may be significant enough to persuade them to stop participating,” she also claimed.

Meanwhile, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security said he expects the number of migrants apprehended at the border to be lower by up to 25 percent in June than in previous months.

That’s after Mexico increased its enforcement measures at the border, as Fox News reported.

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