Agents warned not to talk to media amidst surge of immigrant children crossing border

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  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    June 16, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    Article title: "Agents warned not to talk to media amidst surge of immigrant children crossing border"

    .....or, ya know, we could just actually close the holes in the fence and have a REAL border like other countries.

    Gee, just whatever am I thinking!......

  • wrz Phoenix, AZ
    June 15, 2014 12:11 p.m.

    Here's what we read in today's news:

    "Obama Administration forbids lawmakers from taking photos of facility where illegal children are housed..."

    "Border patrol threatened with criminal charges for speaking to reporters about illegal children crossing our southern borders..."

    "Agents changing diapers, heating baby formula for surge of illegal children..."

    "OBAMA: 'Our Future Rests' on DREAMers..."

    Sounds like Obama is nearing his campaign-promised goal of transforming America... into a third world country.

  • wrz Phoenix, AZ
    June 14, 2014 11:31 p.m.

    "I would like to know exactly who it is that is telling the press to stay out and the officers to not speak to the press."

    Obama, of course. And the press are more than willing to accommodate.

    Liberal Ted:
    "Bottom line, he wants illegals here."

    He's building a Democrat voter base. Doesn't matter if they're illegal or not. With voter ID not required, illegals can make their way to the voting booth to cast a vote for... Hilliary.

    "Barack has never been for this country or it's people. It's always about him and his religion."

    A religion that seems to countenance lying to accomplish a goal?

    "Once amnesty becomes official, our borders will become flooded with illegals like never before."

    I think the rest of the world will be on our doorstep way before any immigration bill will get enacted.

    "Obama is not giving the needed support and it's now a total disaster."

    No disaster for him. It's going as planned. These kids and their parents are future democrat voters. In the mean time, the kids getting fed, housed, and educated... at taxpayer expense.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 14, 2014 10:59 a.m.

    We have just cause to go into Mexico, and fix their leadership.

    Opps! After we fix ours.

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    June 14, 2014 9:01 a.m.

    First of all, Customs & Border Protection and ICE are operating under a lawsuit on handling minors. The procedures are onerous at best. The old INS so badly mismanaged these situations that a lawsuit was filed and they lost. Historically what few children that enter illegally are accompanied by an adult family member this is unprecedented but easily foreseeable.

    Secondly, every time the Feds talk about "immigration reform" illegal entries skyrocket. When the Immigration Reform & Control Act passed in 1986 people began to pour in from all corners of the globe but of course, especially from the Western Hemisphere. That leads to massive fraud which is perpetrated by alien smugglers. Most residents of Mexico and Central America do not have access to daily news. The smugglers tell them whatever necessary to convince people to rush to the US. The smugglers simply convinced people that their kids could come and cover for whole families to secure legal status here. This brings out document vendors who provide, for a fee, documentation to satisfy "reform" requirements. Millions of dollars were made by such folks and many people gained legal status fraudulently and for many reasons INS was buried and unable to react properly.

  • cris Hamilton, IL
    June 14, 2014 5:21 a.m.

    Send them back and let their countries worry about them. There are lots of children in need in the US. Hard to do but where do you draw the line the flood gate has been opened.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

    I wonder, on what else the media has been told to be quite about.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 9:23 p.m.

    In my not so humble opinion, the media, including this newspaper, has ignored a serious and macabre situation of minor children, from another country being rounded up, sorted and housed in secure facilities unable to contact the outside under the guise of so-called processing.

    The physical and emotional trauma is enormous and serious.

    This is the first administration to forcefully house and detain minors in remote locations since the Roosevelt administration's infamous relocation camps for American citizens of Japanese ancestry.

    Call them what you will but these facilities are concentration camps of some sort and the media is sitting on their hands watching the World Cup matches and the NBA final.

    This is a manufactured crisis and is being handled in secret and the cost both in dollars and lives is enormous.

    How did these people wind up on our border? Anyone know? The media/press must think it is a miracle or magic, either way they're not interested or cowed into a corner.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 13, 2014 6:58 p.m.

    Wow! It's crazy rubbish!

    Will people ever stop blaming Bush.

    The Buck stops with Obama. That's his own words!

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    June 13, 2014 5:53 p.m.

    Really? How are we responsible for mass migration south of the border? If Obama really wanted to be dishonest he could just have terrible security at the border like during the Bush years and NOT catch them. No problem then!

    You're basically saying it's Obama's fault for catching TOO MANY kids trying to cross the border.

    June 13, 2014 5:28 p.m.

    When will we hold the pro-illegal groups responsible for this humanitarian disaster? Obama can point to his failed waivers and encouraging people to come here illegally as the root cause for this disaster.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    June 13, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    It's humorous in a sad sort of way to think that Obama has recently tried to convince both Congress and the American people that our borders are secure.
    Wrong! Not in the least.

    He is now trying to put a gag order on this latest situation because it's a given that the borders need to be secure before further talk of immigration reform can go forward. Once amnesty becomes official, our borders will become flooded with illegals like never before.

    When border agents recently talked to some of these kids, they found out the media in South America is telling people there that now is the time to come to the USA... that there is almost no chance of being sent back. Unfortunately, that is true. A 10 year veteran of the Border Patrol recently reported that he doesn't know of a single kid that's been sent back in the past year.

    40% of the border agents are now spending all of their time processing new youth arrivals daily, which leaves the borders almost open for anyone to walk through. Obama is not giving the needed support and it's now a total disaster.

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    June 13, 2014 2:44 p.m.

    Its' becoming more and more difficult for Barack's liberal cheerleaders to have anything to say in his defense.

    You can only blame Bush, fox news, and talk radio for so much!

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 2:23 p.m.

    Barack wants this issue. As 'I M LDS' stated, he wants a crisis. Have you noticed that barack relies heavily on having one crisis after another? When the crap hits the fan, he finds someone or something to blame "Bush, ATMS, Republicans, Fox News, Talk Radio" etc. Like those people and machines talk to him and control his mind, and he is incapable of escaping the awesome mysterious power of a conspiracy.

    Bottom line, he wants illegals here. He will then somehow shove their legalization down our throats; playing the children card.

    If he really cared about children, then he would stop what is happening in Iraq. As terrorists are marching city to city, decapitating police and soldiers in front of children. Forcing women and children into sharia law.

    I think barack releasing the 5 from gitmo was the go ahead signal to this group to take over Iraq, so they get their caliphate.

    Barack has never been for this country or it's people. It's always about him and his religion.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    June 13, 2014 2:18 p.m.

    This is not only a humanitarian crisis but a political one too. I would like to know exactly who it is that is telling the press to stay out and the officers to not speak to the press. And why. I can only conclude that it is to do damage control on the politics of immigration reform. Obviously, with this going on, Obama cannot now assure the American people that all is well on the border and security is tight. This mess gives the "secure the border first" side of the argument a lot of power now in the discussion of immigration reform. I'm sure that does not please the Obama/amnesty side at all.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 2:01 p.m.

    I guess its better to gag the messenger than actually deal with the problem!

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    June 13, 2014 1:55 p.m.

    Just another example of baracks hypocrisy. Most transparent ever? Do what you said you'd do once in a while barack.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    June 13, 2014 1:41 p.m.

    Who cares about the agency's "gag order" - what about these thousands of children crossing the border? Alone? Sounds like a humanitarian crisis to me!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 13, 2014 1:40 p.m.

    "The most open and transparent administration ever."

    Obama's actions are never about what is best for our country, but for what might keep him and his fellow liberal Democrats in power.

    This sudden, unprecedented influx of unaccompanied children is not a mere coincidence. It is the result of deliberate policies to ignore and undermine our laws.

    The kids are mere pawns in a hypocritical partisan political scheme. Repugnant to all our previous history as a nation, but fully in keeping with "the Chicago way."

    Hopefully, some brave agents will ignore this illegal order, and become whistle blowers on this lawless regime and their illegal acts.