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Border Patrol Agents Threatened with Criminal Charges for Speaking to Reporters
Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2014, 1:59 PM PDT | by KRISTIN TATE

Posted on 06/13/2014 4:40:36 PM PDT by Resettozero

HOUSTON, Texas—A surge of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal resources and facilities overwhelmed. Most of the new migrants are children from Central America. In the aftermath of Breitbart Texas releasing photos showing minors warehoused in crowded U.S. cells, Border Patrol agents in Texas have been instructed not to speak to media outlets.

The Associated Press (AP) obtained an email from Eligio "Lee" Pena, an assistant patrol agent, that ordered more than 3,000 agents to not speak to reporters about the "humanitarian crisis." The email allegedly said that reporters are likely to press for details and "may try to disguise themselves" in the process."

Pena's email went on to warn agents that they could be disciplined or even charged with a crime if they speak to media, according to the AP.

Since the news of the spike in foreign minors, Border Patrol contacts--many of whom used to speak on the record regularly--have not returned numerous phone calls or emails from Breitbart Texas.

The silence comes in the face of the apprehension of 47,000 foreign children traveling alone to the U.S. since October.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson implied at a press conference on Thursday that many of the children will not be deported. "The law requires that we act in the best interest in the child," he said. "When we turn over a child to HHS, HHS acts in the best interest of the child which very often means reuniting that child with the parent in the United States. That's what the law requires."

It is unclear, then, how immigration laws will be enforced moving forward.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderpatrol; borders; bp
Work for the Border Patrol and you lose your Constitutional 1st Amendment right?

Not this way in America a few years ago.

1 posted on 06/13/2014 4:40:36 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I want my country back.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 4:42:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: Resettozero

I would leak all kinds of pictures and camera videos.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Resettozero

We don’t speak of Obama’s gulag archipelago.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 4:43:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Resettozero

Just being an American now days and you have lost all your Constitutional rights. People, its time to organize and act.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 4:44:06 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Resettozero

Thankyou, I was in the process of posting this. I wrote Perry and ask him to go there and ask the questions.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 4:44:24 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Resettozero

I’m just wondering what law they would be breaking. The BP/ICE may have some type of administrative rule where they could be disciplined for not getting approval. But that would only apply to them, while they were on duty, not off.

I saw a headline that stated that members of Congress weren’t allowed to document what is going on. If true, how the hell does a BP officer enforce that? What will they be charged with?


7 posted on 06/13/2014 4:45:03 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Resettozero

Bergdahl, The Border, Cartels, Snowden, Benghazi, Scandal after scandal. If this stuff weren’t happening in real life it would provide a foundation for some awesome thrillers, movie or book.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 4:45:10 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Resettozero
Oh c’mon. Just keep voting (R) as we are told to do.
9 posted on 06/13/2014 4:46:13 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: A CA Guy

He knows he’s trying to smash Pandora’s box shut again. It’s amusing but sit tight.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 4:46:30 PM 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: Jacquerie

Even doing that would likely be a short term improvement.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 4:47:15 PM 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: Resettozero

reuniting child with the parent in the United States

then get a large group of them to stand behind Obama ,while Obama BLAH BLAH BLAH another boring speech about that these people are the United States FUTURE . I’ll go puke now


12 posted on 06/13/2014 4:48:06 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Resettozero

Work for the government, lose your right to talk about what happened in Benghazi.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 4:49:23 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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14 posted on 06/13/2014 4:49:42 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: jyro
I wrote Perry and ask him to go there and ask the questions.

It's as if we are being over-run in a pre-planned invasion with the help of DC. And our PAID officials are most concerned about their job security.

Besides everyone talking at once, what is being done to stop this invasion and return the children back to Mexico or elsewhere for their parents to pick up?
15 posted on 06/13/2014 4:50:42 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their
cellphones in their vehicles.

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16 posted on 06/13/2014 4:52:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: Antihero101607

No fiction writer would attempt anything like what is really going on because publishers would find it too outlandish and unbelievable.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 4:52:44 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Resettozero

I’ll take that case!


18 posted on 06/13/2014 4:53:13 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Resettozero

You can’t talk about the concentration camps that Obama and Holder have set up.

Or you might get to learn more than you want about them.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 4:53:31 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Resettozero

47,000 children. I doubt there are that many children in Austin. Its an invasion. Who is orchestrating it?


20 posted on 06/13/2014 4:54:52 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Resettozero

The Obama Media will still protect THE WON.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 4:56:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Resettozero
?Besides everyone talking at once, what is being done to stop this invasion and return the children back to Mexico or elsewhere for their parents to pick up?

I don't think you understand what is going on.

They are bringing the children in in buses from South America, then moving some of them by plane to Arizona.

THEN.... they will bring the parents to the US to 'unite' with their children, granting them automatic 'amnesty' because their children are HERE now.

They DO NOT plan to send the children back to Mexico (most of them didn't come from Mexico, but from further south) EVER.

22 posted on 06/13/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: deport

Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility.

Does the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government still function as it must if totalitarian rule is to be averted or delayed? Or, are these geezers and geezerettes willing participants in growing dictatorship?


23 posted on 06/13/2014 4:57:19 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

CSo what criminal statue would they have broken? None is what I believe...


24 posted on 06/13/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Resettozero

>> Not this way in America a few years ago.

Fundamentally changed... it’s Obamaland!


25 posted on 06/13/2014 4:59:33 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: UCANSEE2
...return the children back to Mexico or elsewhere for their parents to pick up?

Or elsewhere... ...or elsewhere.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 4:59:37 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I guess the news of this ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ is damaging Obama’s invasion plans.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 5:00:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: deport

Isn’t that amazing?

The employees tell the employers what they can and can’t do.

When did HHS get the power to impose rules on the Congress?

Silly me, I thought it was the other way around.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 5:01:27 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Resettozero
Yeah, I was wondering about that first amendment thingy. And that "freedom of the press" deal, what's that all about? Why all the secrecy? What are they hiding?

Here is a thought. Most of these "refugees" aren't children at all. I bet half or more are over 18. Check out the pics that have been published.

29 posted on 06/13/2014 5:02:05 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: SpaceBar
No fiction writer would attempt anything like what is really going on because publishers would find it too outlandish and unbelievable.

Bears repeating.

30 posted on 06/13/2014 5:03:55 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: A CA Guy

Your right, there are all kinds of pictures being leaked. This country is now a police state.

https://www.google.com/search?q=photos+of+mexican+protesters+at+the+border&rlz=1C2PRFB_enUS546US546&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=w5GbU4TQCtKFogTDkIGgDw&ved=0CDMQ7Ak&biw=961&bih=520#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=PGwZLtV5hux31M%253A%3Be_9zG_pjpLxXOM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fsouthdakotapolitics.blogs.com%252Fsouth_dakota_politics%252Fimages%252Fmexicanhomelandca.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.sodahead.com%252Fliving%252Fwhat-do-you-think-about-team-usa-getting-booed-in-favor-of-team-mexico-during-the-gold-cup-finals-he%252Fquestion-1918621%252F%3B480%3B352


31 posted on 06/13/2014 5:09:26 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Resettozero

‘It’s as if we are being over-run in a pre-planned invasion with the help of DC. And our PAID officials are most concerned about their job security.’

As I see it the Feds pay and bonuses, and fringe benefits are worth more then their allegiance to the people and the Constitution of the US. It is obvious where and with whom their loyalty lies.

Those of you who say American soldiers will not fire on Americans, remember the actions or rather the inaction of the BP.


32 posted on 06/13/2014 5:23:25 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Resettozero

First, Congress have been banned by the admin from taking pictures or any other recording of visits to the holding centers. Now, BP is being threatened.

Welcome, illegals, to the United States of Amerika and here’s your voters’ registration card.


33 posted on 06/13/2014 5:23:31 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Resettozero
HHS acts in the best interest of the child which very often means reuniting that child with the parent in the United States

HHS should act in the best interest of the country and it's laws by reuniting the children with their family in Mexico and points south.

34 posted on 06/13/2014 5:25:34 PM PDT by bgill
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To: FlyingEagle

They should be sent to places like Austin,Ithaca,and Cambridge.

Would be very interesting.

.


35 posted on 06/13/2014 5:29:47 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Resettozero

“BP required to assist in invasion of US and vote nullification”

Hey that sounds remarkably similar to:

“BATF paid to export assault rifles to KNOWN narco-terrorists”

THE SHOE REALLY FITS.


36 posted on 06/13/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: bgill
HHS should act in the best interest of the country and it's laws by reuniting the children with their family in Mexico and points south.

They have another plan in mind that they intend to see done.

A lying owned press and a co-opted Congress, an unjust judicial system that doles out injustice as often as not, a Marxist (details are being worked out swiftly) educational system, a lazy electorate that is easily bought and manipulated, and the current Executive Branch is well on it's way to totalitarianism...a non-fiction dictatorship in the USA.

What else really is left to corrupt? Religion? Well...that also has been done.

The frog named America has been slowly boiled to death...while we've watched TV and movies, ballgames and races, music shows and entertainments of all sorts.

Tell me it hasn't already happened.
37 posted on 06/13/2014 5:41:31 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Mears

I thought Clown Prince and Chief Buffoon nobama said this would be the most open of administrations. Another lie!


38 posted on 06/13/2014 5:41:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Resettozero; All; Jim Robinson
HHS should act in the best interest of the country and it's laws by reuniting the children with their family in Mexico and points south.

They have another plan in mind that they intend to see done.

A lying owned press and a co-opted Congress, an unjust judicial system that doles out injustice as often as not, a Marxist (details are being worked out swiftly) educational system, a lazy electorate that is easily bought and manipulated, and the current Executive Branch is well on it's way to totalitarianism...a non-fiction dictatorship in the USA.

What else really is left to corrupt? Religion? Well...that also has been done.

The frog named America has been slowly boiled to death...while we've watched TV and movies, ballgames and races, music shows and entertainments of all sorts.

Tell me it hasn't already happened.


39 posted on 06/13/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: FlyingEagle
47,000 children. I doubt there are that many children in Austin. Its an invasion. Who is orchestrating it?

Well, there have always been a few kids involved with border crossings but then the number jumped to 1000 in just two weeks.

The timing is pretty incredible...

The State Department announced on May 7 that jk was going to Mexico.

check the dates on this...http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/05/225717.htm

That is to the day when this started...http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/19/us/mexico-border-children/

“”In the past two weeks, more than 1,000 children were apprehended while illegally crossing the border, “

May 21, 2014 — Updated 1314 GMT (2114 HKT)

Two weeks before May 27 is when State Department announced jk was going.

.

40 posted on 06/13/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Resettozero

Thete is a Federal whidtleblower law gto protect BP I think???


41 posted on 06/13/2014 6:42:42 PM PDT by amihow
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To: amihow

There is Federal whistle blower law to protect BP agents I think. Cannot explain previous errors.


42 posted on 06/13/2014 6:49:19 PM PDT by amihow
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To: Resettozero

Time for some anonymous snailmail.....


43 posted on 06/13/2014 9:18:02 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Resettozero

More like Stalin every day.


44 posted on 06/13/2014 9:40:59 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Resettozero

IMPEACH OBAMA!


45 posted on 06/13/2014 9:42:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Resettozero

Placemark


46 posted on 06/14/2014 2:13:00 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Resettozero

I love big brother...


47 posted on 06/14/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (am in the process of not complying)
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To: Resettozero

Speak up, get fired, sue.

That is, if you don’t have an “accident” first.


48 posted on 06/14/2014 7:41:35 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: A CA Guy

National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran made an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File:

“I’ve heard that and I’ve seen memos stating agents can’t have cell phones in the holding and detention facilities,” he added. “We think the American public needs to see what is out there. We tried to tell people about this story months ago, and until Brandon Darby put up pictures on Breitbart Texas, nobody seemed interested. This is something that’s been going on for over a year and is just getting worse. And the American public needs to see what is going on. They need to see how hard our agents are working and how helpless they are to stop this and to make this situation better.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/06/13/NBPC-Union-VP-Crisis-on-Border-Failure-of-Policy-Credits-Breitbart-Texas-for-Alerting-Public


49 posted on 06/14/2014 11:14:13 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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