US Border Patrol agents are seen during a tour of US Customs and Border Protection temporary holding facilities in El Paso, Texas [Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters]

The head of the United States Border Patrol said sexist posts and comments mocking migrant deaths in a closed Facebook group for agents and employees are “completely inappropriate” after a ProPublica investigation into the group. ProPublica is an independent, US-based investigative news website.

Carla Provost said in a statement on Monday that any employee who violated standards will be held accountable.

ProPublica published a report on Monday on the group that comprises about 9,500 current and former employees. There are about 20,000 active Border Patrol agents.

Group members posted graphic doctored images of US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a

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