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Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing Border

Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing Border

California Border Patrol union representative Ron Zermeno told ABC 10 San Diego that he has been placed under a gag order in an attempt to avoid negative news about the state of the southern border from getting out to the public.  Zermeno said that the order was designed to prevent him from saying that no agents will be securing the southern border. 

He said, “As long as they send the bodies up there [to Murietta] to be processed, there will be no agents patrolling and that’s what the agency doesn’t want me to say.”  

The order also comes after agents spoke out about the spread of infectious diseases near the border, which, according to ABC 10, they argued the public deserved to know about because it was a danger “like a threat to national security.”

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