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Border Patrol Tells Agent: ‘You Must Cease and Desist’ from Speaking with Media
National Review thru Drudge ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace

Posted on 07/08/2014 6:51:27 PM PDT by lilyramone

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has served one of its agents with a letter saying “you must immediately cease and desist” from issuing statements and press releases to the media with information that is “Law Enforcement sensitive,” according to the document, obtained by National Review Online.

Kathleen Scudder, assistant chief patrol agent of the San Diego Sector, sent the letter to agent Ron Zermeno, health and safety director of National Border Patrol Council Local 1613, notifying him of an investigation into his conduct and to “remind” him that no agent should make statements or issue press releases “without proper authorization.”

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1 posted on 07/08/2014 6:51:27 PM PDT by lilyramone
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To: lilyramone

So it’s now the official policy of the Border Patrol to obscure the truth, presumably under threat of being fired. The problem they have at the border isn’t the flood of illegals. No, no. The problem is people finding out about it.

What a disgrace.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 6:56:31 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: lilyramone

Kathleen Scudder, assistant chief patrol agent of the San Diego Sector, should be indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 6:57:02 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: lilyramone

All she needed to do is end the letter “off wi8th his head!” Good God, I’m sick of these arrogant SOBs who don’t seem to remember that this is supposed to be America. These people are better suited to the third world, and I’m not talking about the illegal, I’m talking about the people who issued those orders.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 6:57:02 PM PDT by McGavin999
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Kathleen.... you work for We The People. Your employees work for We The People. There is absolutely nothing that you should be concealing from We The People, unless you are under orders to lie to the highest order of Government.... (That would be We The People, you knucklehead!)


5 posted on 07/08/2014 6:57:20 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: lilyramone

The fedgov operation to distribute invaders throughout the interior must be conducted in secret.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 6:57:55 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: lilyramone

A large group of agents should start flapping their gume. They can’t fire all of them.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 7:03:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lilyramone
Kathleen Scudder, assistant chief patrol agent of the San Diego Sector, sent the letter to agent Ron Zermeno, health and safety director of National Border Patrol Council Local 1613, notifying him of an investigation into his conduct and to “remind” him that no agent should make statements or issue press releases “without proper authorization.”

OH MY!

Do I sense a little friction between the Obama Administration and a public employee’s union.

And by the way I believe that Mr. Zermeno was making his press release as a Union Official not as a boarder agent.

8 posted on 07/08/2014 7:03:05 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Nachum

Ping!


9 posted on 07/08/2014 7:04:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: lilyramone

What if everybody who has been threatened by this Emperor with no Clothes all stepped forward and told the Truth? The congressmen, the Border Patrol folks, the policemen, the doctors - EVERYBODY? Are they all scared? Because?? What is wrong with these people??


10 posted on 07/08/2014 7:04:56 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: lilyramone

The North Korean military is more transparent than politically-motivated corruptocrats.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 7:05:05 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: lilyramone

The US government is the enemy of the people.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 7:07:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Sure they can. They’d do it and cite Ronald Reagan and the air traffic controllers as their example. The media will explain why the Dems are doing the right thing, the republicans will stamp their feet and do nothing while Mar levin and rush limbaughs heads explode.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 7:10:19 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: lilyramone

Stunning: California Couple Says They Were Asked to House Immigrant Children

RUSH: Just fine. Thank you very much.

ANN: Great. Well, we have some interesting news. My husband Eddie is on the phone with us. We live in Southern California, and we’re Catholic, active Catholics in our community, and there was a town hall meeting last evening, emergency meeting called by our local parish priest, ordered by our bishop (unintelligible) and the Archdiocese of San Bernardino. They have made the decision that they’re going to absorb the immigrants that are coming through because the federal government called the bishop’s office on Monday and they’re gonna be busing these immigrants to our communities and asking us to open our homes and to house them for up to a month. The church will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses and we were told not to talk to anybody about it, especially the media.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/07/08/stunning_california_couple_says_they_were_asked_to_house_immigrant_children


14 posted on 07/08/2014 7:12:07 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Who'd change the poor baby illegals diapers?

(only half kidding)

15 posted on 07/08/2014 7:18:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lilyramone

Was it signed by a judge? Was there any legal backing behind it whatsoever?


16 posted on 07/08/2014 7:18:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (Remember the oath is to "support and defend the Constitution" not the President.FRrfreedom4u)
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To: dragonblustar; Moseley

OK, now this is TOO much!

Fedgov is calling the local Catholic bishops, telling them to have their parishioners house these lawbreakers???????!!!??????!!

Time to get serious.

(I’m boiling mad now!)


17 posted on 07/08/2014 7:19:59 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: lilyramone

Why are we giving these people taxpayer money. They have failed miserably in securing the border. Now they are ordering people not to let the American people know the truth.

Cut off all funding for these people. Fire them. Bring in someone that can do the job.

Investigate and imprison those guilty of of corruption and criminal activity.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 7:20:33 PM PDT by detective
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To: lilyramone

As long as he doesn’t identify, or represent himself as a spokesperson for the department, or make his comments while he’s on the clock, he has every right to say what he wants. The President and the Federal Government have created an unsafe work environment for these officers, and they have every right to complain about it. The union should be up in arms over what’s going on. The Feds don’t want their dirty laundry aired, and the only way they know to stop it is to threaten the people speaking out. Of course, those that do speak to the media will have to walk on eggshells while at work, because the Feds will use any excuse to retaliate against them. I know of what I speak.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 7:21:10 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Obama, Reid, Pelosi and a complicit media would make illegal baby dirty diapers the Republican/Bush/Palin fault.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 7:24:28 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: lilyramone
Just bringing to Americans, the Swine flu,
dengue fever, tuberculosis, TB, malaria, yellow fever,
filariasis, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, trypanosomiasis,
and myasis they deserve according to the EXEMPT whores
and traitors in Congress and the White House.



21 posted on 07/08/2014 7:25:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: WildHighlander57
"Fedgov is calling the local Catholic bishops, telling them to have their parishioners house these lawbreakers???????!!!??????!!"

Why doesn't King Obama just get his Parliament to issue a Quartering Act and order the housing and feeding of illegals in the homes of American citizens. Afterall, his great-great-great-great-great-great Gran-daddy George III did it.

22 posted on 07/08/2014 7:27:48 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: dragonblustar; Jim Robinson; don-o; kristinn; Syncro; BuckeyeTexan; Tennessee Nana; ...

Ping to this!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3177706/posts?page=14#14

Links to Rush Limbaugh interview with this couple;, their archdiocese was told by the feds to ask their parishioner’s to take in the illegals!!!!!


23 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:29 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I’m not that cynical and they can’t silence everyone. Too many have your attitude so no one does anything and we slide further into the pit.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: detective

OK — I am really mad...

On FOX tonight, they had film of illegals exiting a jet in San Diego...

These are dirt - poor illegal aliens and they get to fly?!?

When I do not have the money, I either drive or take a bus ( I am a top 1% income earner, pay a lot of taxes, and a MBA from a top US university)

Why do these people get to fly and I get to ride a bus???


25 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:25 PM PDT by mneville (Scorched Earth)
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To: mneville

More importantly,

What agency is paying their airfare?????

What airline was it????

That’s one airline that shouldn’t get any more business... from us.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 7:34:59 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: lilyramone

that letter is meaningless gobble-de-gook and he should treat it like that

a “cease and desist” order comes from a judge, not any bureaucrat that does not like what is being said.

It has no force of law


27 posted on 07/08/2014 7:36:58 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: mass55th

Yes, the quartering act came to mind...... albeit at the time of the revolution, it was housing the occupying forces...

Still, it is one more act of king 0/king George IV....


28 posted on 07/08/2014 7:38:26 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: WildHighlander57

Bottom line -

tax payers are paying at the expense of the administration’s goal of “Social Justice”

Well, I am tax payer — what about my “justice”?


29 posted on 07/08/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by mneville (Scorched Earth)
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To: lilyramone

Solid proof the catholic church is ALSO involved in this manipulated growth of constituency. TO POPULATE IS TO GOVERN.


30 posted on 07/08/2014 7:51:21 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: lilyramone

They don’t want the people of America knowing what kind of scum is being sent here from Mexico and Central America. Put it this way, we’re not getting the best and brightest. We’re going to come out of this fiasco with a bunch of scum who sent their children 1800 hundred miles with a bunch of bottom feeding “coyotes”. What wonderful “parents” we’re going to inherit when junior starts crying for mommy.


31 posted on 07/08/2014 7:57:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: dragonblustar

That was surreal listening to that couple today. It was as if they just accepted that these people were coming and would have to be taken care of by someone....they just thought the FEMA camps would be a better place.


32 posted on 07/08/2014 8:11:10 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: mneville

“Why do these people (illegal aliens) get to fly?”

That’s just the Kenyan, Homeland Security and ICE rubbing Americans’ noses in ‘hope & change’ and Obama’s de facto executive order effecting all of this.
Remember, he threatened to do it when he didn’t get his way.
So he’s not only run an end-run around Congress, he’s giving the invaders ‘red carpet’ treatment: nice digs, air travel, you-name-it ... criminal aliens.
And no one’s doing a damned thing about it.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 8:18:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

They are doing something. They’re ready to vote a couple of billion to help out. Can’t make the latinos mad.

With addicts, this is called co-alcoholic behavior.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 8:20:03 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Pontiac

No. The Border Patrol Union has always been at odds with the Obama regime as well as the Bush regime and the Clinton regime... Etc..


35 posted on 07/08/2014 8:26:59 PM PDT by Ajnin (Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.)
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To: WildHighlander57

It’s the public schools I’m worried about. Head lice, scabies and TB are going to effect our children. Damn bastards in DC have their kids go to private schools.

Also, I worry about hospitals as well. Already there is a measles outbreak in the Seattle/Tacoma hospitals. This can be deadly to new borns.


36 posted on 07/08/2014 8:27:47 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: dragonblustar
Stunning: California Couple Says They Were Asked to House Immigrant Children

Looks like this is a good time to dust off the Third Amendment and put it to use. The Founding Fathers knew the ways of tyrants well; they had reasons for putting this Right third on the list.
37 posted on 07/08/2014 8:39:52 PM PDT by Colinsky
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To: lilyramone

If these people had any integrity at all they would quit and spill the beans.


38 posted on 07/08/2014 9:37:47 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: bboop
The congressmen, the Border Patrol folks, the policemen, the doctors -

Don't forget to include Chief Justice Roberts!

39 posted on 07/08/2014 11:43:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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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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40 posted on 07/09/2014 12:04:01 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: mass55th; WildHighlander57
Why doesn't King Obama just get his Parliament to issue a Quartering Act and order the housing and feeding of illegals in the homes of American citizens.

"Perfectly legal; as a professor of Constitutional Law, I know that it only prohibits the quartering of soldiers in time of peace. It says nothing about not being able to quarter Unvisaed Visitors at any time. As a matter of fact, I finished signing the Executive Order, and am admiring my signature."

41 posted on 07/09/2014 12:59:12 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: dragonblustar

Will the Church pay for any diseases and treatments that these Catholics catch while housing the Obama foot soldiers? Every family who takes in illegals need to know the risk that they undertake and, frankly, the rest of us should avoid them until it is medically determined that they have not become infected or infested themselves.


42 posted on 07/09/2014 2:57:58 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: lilyramone
“Law Enforcement sensitive,”

Hah!

They're doing everything but!

43 posted on 07/09/2014 3:34:25 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Pontiac
Do I sense a little friction between the Obama Administration and a public employee’s union.

That you do. There is an outbreak of "blue flu" in Memphis and reports are that health insurance is an issue. His base is fracturing.

44 posted on 07/09/2014 4:25:04 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: dragonblustar; Colinsky

Anyone living in the areas marked with red triangles on that map of illegal immigrant placement areas should be very wary of sending their children to public school.

Do whatever it takes to protect American kids lives; private school, homeschool, whatever it takes.


45 posted on 07/09/2014 4:42:03 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: dragonblustar; Colinsky

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/not-my-backyard-feds-efforts-relocate-illegal-aliens-border

Link to map with locations where illegals have been moved, and where they are being considered, and where the move has been blocked.


46 posted on 07/09/2014 5:03:18 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: DJ MacWoW

It’s not that they can’t “silence” everyone. It’s that if the MSM doesn’t pick up a story, it doesn’t gain the traction needed to force politicians to do what’s necessary.

You, me, Rush, Mark, Worldnet etc...can shout these things from the rooftops. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t become a THING - something people who don’t care about politics start to care and get angry about - unless the MSM makes it one.

For these disgraces - the border, the IRS etc...to be seen as such by the non-politically inclined, they have to be on the front page of every paper, talked about on CBS, ABC and NBC etc...and those outlets won’t do it because they’re ideologically opposed to it.

You can deny this truth all you want but that doesn’t change the truth.

You know what needs to be done? Some rich conservatives need to buy the NY Times, WaPo, CBS, ABC and start reporting the truth. We are going to get NOWHERE until that happens.
I don’t have that kind of scratch. Do you?


47 posted on 07/09/2014 6:10:40 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Local news would be different and if local news covers stuff others would be motivated and get loud. They can’t silence everyone.


48 posted on 07/09/2014 6:45:09 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I like the idea of starting small (local news) but the problem remains. For the most part, media sources have a liberal slant. They under-report / don’t report anything that makes Dems look bad. If they do report it, they do so as fast as possible and in the most positive light possible.

Nothing will change - at any level - as long as the liberals are in charge of the message. In the cases where local news stations aren’t liberal mouthpieces, where they play it down the middle or slant right, the local folks likely already recognize this and have either tuned them in or tuned them out (depending on the person’s political views).


49 posted on 07/09/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Personal Responsibility

That didn’t stop Reagan


50 posted on 07/09/2014 7:41:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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