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July 8, 2014 - 3:32 pm

NRO reports that the Obama administration’s habit of cracking down on whistle blowers continues.

The Veterans Administration cracked down on officials who brought its heinous scandal to light.

Now the Border Patrol is trying to silence an agent who is going public about what is happening on the border.

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 byNational 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.”

“As a union officer, I feel it’s my job to expose when management is putting people at risk,” he says. “They violated their oath as Border Patrol agents.” Before receiving the cease-and-desist letter, Zermeno wrote Paul Beeson, the San Diego Sector’s chief patrol agent, to explain that two agents at the Brown Field Border Patrol Station contracted scabies after processing illegal immigrants transported from Texas last week, according to a letter obtained by NRO. Zermeno has spoken to local news outlets about the scabies outbreak too.

Scudder writes in the cease-and-desist letter that she’s formed no opinion about the allegations against the agent thus far, but Zermeno says he expects to have his employment terminated. “I’m willing to lose my job over this because I know I’m doing the right thing,” Zermeno says.

The Obama administration has put a veil of secrecy over what is happening at the camps where thousands of illegal aliens are behind processed and held.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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Someone posted on my FB page that some children in the area where the Illegals are being processed, contracted, hand, foot and mouth disease. I scoffed and told him to prove it. He did. There is such a thing as hand, foot and mouth. One of the protesters at Murietta CA said his granddaughter contracted it. The article didn't say if she had been at the protest. I thought none of them had gotten off the bus
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Wasn't Obama and his Jugen going to be the most pro-whistleblower regime...I mean, Administration EVAH?

What a psycho! What a bunch of whores who voted for him and support him.
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I'm a little surprised, disappointed, and saddened, that more Border Patrol Agents aren't willing to put their jobs on the line to warn the public about the very real threats to everyone's lives that the Obama regime has unleashed on America.

But I salute Ron Zermeno, as a real American patriot and hero. We definitely need more courageous men and women like him, and many fewer assholes like Kathleen Scudder.
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