Kiara Cervante is taking the world by storm after admirers first saw her in a photo with Vice President Mike Pence during his last visit to her detention center in Texas. The agent gained the nickname #ICEBae and her red-blooded patriotism for her country won the hearts of many.
Cervante later posted a message, saying she was ‘in awe’ of all the attention.
‘WOW I am in awe. Thank you all for the support! My job is so hectic at this moment but I am grateful. I love protecting my country! And I love my supporters!’ she wrote.
Her first ever Twitter post said: ‘Soooo it’s crazy…. but here I am. I’m hearing something about a viral picture.
‘I would like to say i was just doing my job.. providing security for the visit of @VP.
‘It was an honor and I take a lot of pride in my job!’
However, not everyone is a fan:
One person wrote: ‘This country is a mess, we are praising and trending #IceBae when she is literally a guard at a CONCENTRATION CAMP, guarding CHILDREN IN CAGES, RIPPING FAMILIES APART AT THE BORDER. you’re all sick, honestly.’
Cervante responded to the hateful comments with class:
‘Regardless I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have.’
She said she had created a Twitter account because ‘I felt I had to…. I didn’t even have twitter but was getting notified by friends and family.
‘I don’t like people to speak ill on my name. I am a very nice person with a big heart…. I always treat everyone I come in contact with at work with respect.’
Responding to a comment calling the holding facility a ‘concentration camp’, the officer said: ‘… this station in particular isn’t meant to be a holding facility hence the overpopulation of aliens.
“Democrats hate seeing minorities that have escaped their ways of thinking,” claimed one Twitter user. “Thank You for your service.”
Cervantes responded to a request for comment on Monday night via email, but told The Post she couldn’t elaborate on her social media fame until after she “speaks to management with CBP.”