An interesting theory arises from the recent trial of two ex-border patrol agents who were sentenced to a minimum of thirty years in prison for smuggling Mexican immigrants over the United States border (Fox News). Although the two men accepted bribes in order to smuggle these immigrants, I feel that people with immigrant backgrounds may tend to sympathize more with the immigrant narrative and struggles. Through the ever-evolving disagreements on immigration, the influence of people coming from immigrant backgrounds challenges the limitations of border patrol agents. Very little information on the immigration records of border patrol agents exists, but the underlying effect of one’s cultural upbringing and exposure to the immigrant experience (notwithstanding only one generation) affects one’s judgment of others with a similar experience. For example, perhaps an agent went through comparable hardships as those of the immigrant he interviews. How does this agent choose between suppressing his moral responsibility to empathize with people experiencing related troubles and viewing the immigrant as inhuman, necessary to fulfill his duty as a border patrol agent? Thus, while people claim that their biases don’t affect their decisions, the difficulties of the inherent effect of people’s upbringing tend to skew decisions towards subjectivity.