The US Border Patrol maintains several youth programs aimed at indoctrinating children in anti-immigrant ideologies and brutal immigration policies. The majority of parents are not aware the agency is in their child's classroom or that they are recruiting teenagers straight from high school.
There are many Border Patrol Explorer programs across the nation. Children of ages 14-20 can volunteer to join. Border Patrol agents teach Explorer children how to hunt migrants by learning to track footprints, clear buildings of active shooters, conduct felony vehicle stops, react to an officer down incidents, respond to terrorist incidents, and other Border Patrol specific duties. Explorers are taught to use racist terms such as "illegal alien" and "tons," and that all those crossing our borders are "invaders" and "criminals." Many Explorers are Latino children. Border Patrol claims that these programs make it more difficult for parents to voice their concerns about the agency's brutality if their kids love the agency. Several Border Patrol agents charged with instructing Explorer Programs have married their Explorer cadets once they reach legal age.
All across the US, Border Patrol, when Border Patrol agents are putting on dog and pony shows for children as young as 5 years of age at their schools. Many parents are not aware that their children are being introduced to Border Patrol propaganda and have signed general school waivers allowing their kids to participate in school functions. These parents are also not aware that Border Patrol Sector Chiefs then publish pictures of their children on social media wearing Border Patrol bullet proof vests and identifying which schools their children are attending.
More and more parents are discovering that on career day at their child's high school, Border Patrol is indoctrinating their kids. Often these schools are majority Latino which is leading to many of the students protesting. The US Border Patrol is willing to do anything to get your children to believe they are honorable and not a brutal agency based in racism and white supremacy.