Border Patrol agents threatened with criminal charges if they talk to reporters

Border Patrol agents threatened with criminal charges if they talk to reporters

[Ed. – So: photograph no evil…report no evil.  Your “most transparent administration ever in human history,” at work for you.]

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. …

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

This is not the first time Border Patrol agents have been ordered to remain silent on an issue. In May, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) ordered agents not to speak to reporters regarding the 36,000 convicted criminal illegal immigrants that were released onto U.S. soil.

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