Skip to comments.Border Patrol Agents Threatened with Criminal Charges for Speaking to Reporters
Posted on 06/13/2014 4:40:36 PM PDT by Resettozero
HOUSTON, TexasA 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 ...
Not this way in America a few years ago.
I want my country back.
I would leak all kinds of pictures and camera videos.
We don’t speak of Obama’s gulag archipelago.
Just being an American now days and you have lost all your Constitutional rights. People, its time to organize and act.
Thankyou, I was in the process of posting this. I wrote Perry and ask him to go there and ask the questions.
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?
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.
He knows he’s trying to smash Pandora’s box shut again. It’s amusing but sit tight.
Even doing that would likely be a short term improvement.
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
Work for the government, lose your right to talk about what happened in Benghazi.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
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.
No fiction writer would attempt anything like what is really going on because publishers would find it too outlandish and unbelievable.
I’ll take that case!
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.
47,000 children. I doubt there are that many children in Austin. Its an invasion. Who is orchestrating it?
The Obama Media will still protect THE WON.
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.
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?
CSo what criminal statue would they have broken? None is what I believe...
>> Not this way in America a few years ago.
Fundamentally changed... it’s Obamaland!
I guess the news of this ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ is damaging Obama’s invasion plans.
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.
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.
Your right, there are all kinds of pictures being leaked. This country is now a police state.
‘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.
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.
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 should be sent to places like Austin,Ithaca,and Cambridge.
Would be very interesting.
“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.
I thought Clown Prince and Chief Buffoon nobama said this would be the most open of administrations. Another lie!
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.
Thete is a Federal whidtleblower law gto protect BP I think???
There is Federal whistle blower law to protect BP agents I think. Cannot explain previous errors.
Time for some anonymous snailmail.....
More like Stalin every day.
I love big brother...
Speak up, get fired, sue.
That is, if you don’t have an “accident” first.
National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran made an appearance on Fox News Channels The Kelly File:
Ive heard that and Ive 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.