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After Leaked Photos Expose Unaccompanied Child Crisis, Border Patrol Agents Threatened With Firings
Townhall ^ | June 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 06/09/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT by don-o

Last week, photos surfaced from Texas and Arizona showing Border Patrol processing centers overwhelmed as thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America continue to need shelter and resources. The photos show hundreds of children sleeping in crowded, chain linked cages. Agents have described the situation as a humanitarian crisis.

In response to the leaked images out of Arizona, Patrol Agent in Charge Leslie Lawson is cracking down on the use of personal technology by agents in the Nogales Border Patrol processing center.

"Due to the recent unauthorized use of a personally owned electronic device in the Nogales Processing Center, the use of such devices will be restricted to locations outside of detention areas," Lawson wrote in a June 6 memo to all employees at the Nogales station. "Effective immediately, the use of personally owned cellular phones, cameras, or recording devices in the Nogales Detention Facility and the Nogales Processing Center is strictly prohibited. All personnel working or visiting detention facilities at the Nogales Station will be required to turn off these electronic devices and store them in a locker other secure location prior to entering the detention area."

According to sources, agents have been threatened with firings if found to have leaked the photos to media.

"They are looking to fire any agents involved," one source said anonymously for fear of losing their job.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borderpatrol; childillegals; illegals; illegalsinvasion
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1 posted on 06/09/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Maybe instead of firing the agents they should deport the problem.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:26 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: don-o
Ubama is a human trafficker, deliberately exposing foreign children to danger and death, all for his political agenda.
3 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: don-o

One must not embarrass the prince or his court...


4 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:38 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: don-o; All

Whoa, whoa, whoa back the train up...so the crime is taking pictures of and documenting the crime...That is the problem here...that someone actually recorded the crime occurring and now that is a crime. WTF is wrong with my country?!?


5 posted on 06/09/2014 10:06:39 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Sparticus
This is a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!
6 posted on 06/09/2014 10:06:59 AM PDT by angcat
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To: don-o

What are these kids being told by the guardians/parents who send them on? “When you make it good in America Del Norte, call us and we’ll come”?

Surely, brute economics (once one has enough to carry on a subsistence) can’t be that influential can it? Or maybe it can.

It is to have a broken heart. You’d like to go down to Guatemala etc. and shake some parents and say what the HELL are you doing to these kids.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 10:07:56 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: don-o

So much for Obama’s “most transparent government ever.” And we are paying all their generous salaries and benefits while they try to keep us in the dark. What a nasty bunch.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 10:08:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I can’t believe the news yesterday actually admitted they rounded them up in Texas, and dumped them in Arizona bus stations to poke a finger in the eye of Jan Brewer.

Almost fell off the couch.

Just one more thing this corrupt administration does.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 10:08:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: areukiddingme1
WTF is wrong with my country?!?

The problem is that now the law is whimsical — you are only 'guilty' when your offense is against those in power, when your 'offense' lines-up with those in power it is justified, when your non-offense is against them then things are reread/reinterpreted so that you are 'guilty'.

10 posted on 06/09/2014 10:10:01 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: don-o
Because telling the people who pay their salaries what's really going on is out of the question.
11 posted on 06/09/2014 10:10:05 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: F15Eagle

Buses full of kids... hey what’s a few more miles.

It’s FOR THE CHILLUN ... no, it’s not even THAT good now.

It’s for Big Ears and his entourage.

Is America getting queasy enough to upchuck yet? I hope it is.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 10:10:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Why not just get rid of ICE and all BP agents, evidently we don’t need the agency anymore.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 10:13:12 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: F15Eagle

If we US citizens sent our kid out on an illegal cross border trip alone..CPS would be at our door and a judge would take away our parental rights. But, the laws are always non=applicable when it comes to illegal aliens.
We should call in a judge..suspend all parental rights to these kids and then fly them back to their country of origin and turn them over to their own CPS.
Once again the Obama Regime is using non-disclosure agreements and orders to hide their crimes.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: don-o

Mariel Boat Lift version 2014.....................


15 posted on 06/09/2014 10:13:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: don-o
Obama's "fundamental change" of America has taken its final form - massive illegal immigration assisted by agents of the federal government.

This isn't only impeachable under constitutional law - its prosecutable under statutory and regulatory law.

But the GOP will remain in the fetal position.

16 posted on 06/09/2014 10:14:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: don-o

That will result in a complete news blackout as the MSM has no interest in trying to get the facts.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 10:15:06 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: don-o
These photos will be used like the photos of starving kids in other countries; against republicans. As we know this is all political. Parents have to be let in to get their kids, and look at those poor kids republicans don't care about. He knows he's in trouble, will will do anything to keep democrats in power, so they can do anything they want. He doesn't care one bit about anyone but himself. These kids, just like all the other people he uses to achieve his goal of destroying this country.
18 posted on 06/09/2014 10:18:13 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Sparticus

One must not embarrass the prince or his court...

Your right about that.You shouldn’t embarrass the clown prince and his court.They do a good enough job already.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 10:19:29 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: skeeter

The big push is on. Odumbo only has a little over 6 months before the next congress is sworn in. If the senate falls to the repubs, then Odumbo will spend the last two years avoiding the tar and feathers.

He has to move on his agenda now or he might never get around to it.

The Taliban for traitor swap was just the beginning and I believe that the pace is going to be fast and furious from now until January...


20 posted on 06/09/2014 10:23:32 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: don-o
‘Leaked images’? Really?

Just how long does this stupid government THINK the land swell of undocumented, illegal and otherwise criminal immigrants to this country BE kept secret?

• If border officials ‘leaked’ a photo... so what?
• When DOES the administration plan to officially announce that THEY have authorized this?
• When DOES this administration plan to officially announce their plan for coping with consequence of this policy?
• Why DOES this administration want so desperately to set up a third-world, disease ridden, criminal petri dish, epicenter of poverty and refugee camp RIGHT HERE in the United States?
• Once “O’s” administration casts this disgraceful and gratuitously manufactured humanitarian debacle in the faces of American taxpayers, will he also attempt to foist culpability and guilt for their situation, on US?

I am at the gag point considering where this will inevitably lead. Haven’t we been robbed, insulted and deceived enough by this malicious clown?

21 posted on 06/09/2014 10:25:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: don-o

It is the whole, Problem, reaction, solution model...

Create an Immigration Crisis, React to it by bussin immigrant childrens around, and claim the ONLY solution is Shamnesty...’


22 posted on 06/09/2014 10:25:48 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Delta Dawn

And he has taken note of the utterly gutless republican ‘opposition’.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 10:26:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: don-o

24 posted on 06/09/2014 10:26:37 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: don-o

other pictures

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165469/posts


25 posted on 06/09/2014 10:27:15 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: pfflier
Maybe instead of firing the agents they should deport the problem.

I agree. Send him back to Kenya.

26 posted on 06/09/2014 10:27:36 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: don-o
These kids are set in motion from their home countries and permitted free passage through Mexico as a direct strategy of the Democrat party to advance an invasion for the explicit purpose of overthrowing the US Constitution.

There needs to be an investigation into who is paying to spread the word in Guatemala, etc., that they should be sent here. Who is paying off the Mexicans (who otherwise are aggressive in their border enforcement) to look the other way as they transit. Follow that money and you'll find out who is funding the subversion of the nation.

27 posted on 06/09/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: meadsjn

OH HELL YES!!


28 posted on 06/09/2014 10:34:52 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: don-o

Winston Smith won’t come to Nogales. Its too hot. Next best thing..CENSORSHIP form the most transparent administration.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: don-o

they came here to work, lets put them to work . .


30 posted on 06/09/2014 10:52:24 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Oldexpat; HiTech RedNeck

Americans are the only ones expected to follow ever-increasing laws.

While those who hired illegals basically go unpunished as an invasion tears down jobs, causes identity theft to go out of control, not to mention gangs, illegal drivers, etc.

The mere fact the Obama administration sends buses of illegal immigrant kids to bus stations in Arizona and dumps them off, whether they live or die, ought to have Americans screaming.

But they click on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ to find out what the slutty Kardashian sisters are up to. Or what next pairing will be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

One day they’ll wake up and wonder what happened. And it will be far too late. I’m afraid it’s too late already.

If we can take the Senate, maybe we can have a few trials before the whole thing collapses from the economic time-bomb.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 10:56:01 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Delta Dawn

~~~The big push is on. Odumbo only has a little over 6 months before the next congress is sworn in. If the senate falls to the repubs, then Odumbo~~~

That’s the only thing Odumbo Mugabe fears at this point.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 10:57:27 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: angcat

If we don’t let nobama have his way on 100%, then this is only a portion of the payback we’ll get during the next 2 years.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 10:57:33 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: don-o

Who is Leslie Lawson or Lawless?

Photograph her. Put her in news articles. And why isn’t the media taking photos in Obama’s detention camps?


34 posted on 06/09/2014 11:05:07 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: skeeter

The GOP: GOnad-free party. Absolutely worthless!
They stood by while Obama wrecked this country.


35 posted on 06/09/2014 11:05:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: F15Eagle

There is so much iniquity going on that, ironically, trials may be beside the point. A sea change, an earthquake shift, in the body politic might result from a personal rededication to the Lord multiplied millions of times over. And it should be an era of grace if it happens. Let the bygones be bygones, as happened when the Confederacy surrendered.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 11:05:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: tumblindice

A re-gonading (sp?) is what the doctor called for.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 11:06:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’m unable to find America clearly-named in end-times Bible Prophecy.

I’m worried that I might be seeing why....


38 posted on 06/09/2014 11:20:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Linda Frances
These pictures will not help dems. I'm sure that a percentage of these teenagers left home without their parents blessing. They're minors. Shouldn't they be returned to their parents? How many will end up involved with sex or drug trafficking? Then there's the fact that they're teenagers. What you've got is thousands of unsupervised teenagers on summer break....what could go wrong? Especially since they've left anything that might possibly promote moral behavior....family, community, Church.

It's a CHILDREN'S CRUSADE, for heaven's sake. Obama is using youth from impoverished countries to complete the invasion of the US.

What's going to happen in a few years when they join the military? They'll have absolutely no loyalty to US citizens. In these numbers their loyalty will be to their hispanic culture.

What Obama is doing is dumping every single illegal thing he wants to happen on the US at once, while the RINO ptb are more interested in defeating conservatives than they are in saving the US. Heck they're probably thrilled with this new source of cheap labor.

I'm even more disgusted, every day.

39 posted on 06/09/2014 11:34:43 AM PDT by grania
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To: don-o

Deport the lil’ “bachelor’s children” back to the other side of the Mexican border.

Otherwise, read “A Modest Proposal” by Swift, Jonathon, 1729.

Issue some H-4’s for Papua and have experienced Long Pig chefs officiate at the “Diversity BBQ”.

It’s not a problem, it’s an untapped resource.


40 posted on 06/09/2014 11:35:46 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Oldexpat

“...We should call in a judge..suspend all parental rights to these kids and then fly them back to their country of origin and turn them over to their own CPS.”

In most of those countries, CPS is what we would call a “pimp”.

Boys on the loose - just what Queer Nation/Obamanation wants.


41 posted on 06/09/2014 11:39:48 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: F15Eagle

The entire non-Old World geographic region of the earth might be an extension of the biblical notion of coastlands. When push comes to shove, it’s Palestine and the physically adjoining areas that are going to matter most. America might have been a big shot in worldly terms.

Another possible reference is the bear with her cubs (England and the colonies).

The gospel made America great. Whiffing on the gospel took the greatness away. We might by mercy see a reprieve if enough people get serious about the Lord again. But one thing about this sinful world is that generations come and go, and virtuous fathers can have rotten sons.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 11:40:56 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Time for Arizona to stand up on it’s hind egs again and send them back to Mexico.


43 posted on 06/09/2014 11:43:51 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

At most, I can see us coming out of the lion with wings (England - indeed one of her symbols).

The Bear seems to be Mother Russia. This has been her symbol for a long time.

~~~The gospel made America great. Whiffing on the gospel took the greatness away.~~~

I agree.

I don’t know how we’re going to overcome $130 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities and 47% unteachable liberals.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 11:47:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red Badger

Mariel Boat Lift version 2014.....................

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Sort of...Big difference is the administration is piloting these boats.


45 posted on 06/09/2014 12:15:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: GraceG

Create an Immigration Crisis, React to it by bussin immigrant childrens around, and claim the ONLY solution is Shamnesty...’

(((
But it is even worse than that. The Soros Administration is flooding us with these aliens in order to overwhelm the native population, to reduce us to the level of a Third World stinking, disease-ridden, filthy hell hole.


46 posted on 06/09/2014 12:19:51 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: F15Eagle

+1


47 posted on 06/09/2014 12:21:31 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: areukiddingme1

This hasn’t been your, my or our country, for years.


48 posted on 06/09/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Yep. This is an evil, diabolical plot, part of the "community organizer in chief's" Cloward-Piven Strategy to destroy the US.

Can't have the peasants actually documenting the treason.

And as usual the GOPe will bluster and do...nothing.

49 posted on 06/09/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? ?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Yep. This is an evil, diabolical plot, part of the "community organizer in chief's" Cloward-Piven Strategy to destroy the US.

Can't have the peasants actually documenting the treason.

And as usual the GOPe will bluster and do...nothing.

50 posted on 06/09/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? ?)
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