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.
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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?
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