Border Protection: De Blasio Illegally Crossed U.S.-Mexico Border

Lester Mason
July 12, 2018

Any claim of illegality or wrongdoing on de Blasio's part is a "flat out lie" and that this letter is an "obvious attempt by someone to attack the mayor because of his advocacy for families being ripped apart at the border by the Trump Administration", Phillips added.

During his recent visit to El Paso, Texas to speak out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may have crossed the southern border illegally.

De Blasio was at the border to visit an immigrant detention facility that held children.

De Blasio said border agents checked with a supervisor and allowed their cars to enter and exit Mexico via a regular checkpoint so they could get a different view of a Texas facility holding youths.

"The mayor crossed the border with the direct approval and under the supervision of the border patrol supervisor at this port of entry", de Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips said in an email Tuesday night to the AP.

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De Blasio has been a frequent and vocal critic of the Trump administration, including the administration's immigration policies.

The agents reportedly approached the area, where they saw two people on top of a bridge and a 25-year-old female Mexican national at the bottom of the tree. But the group disregarded the order and drove back to Mexico, according to the letter.

The agency alleged that de Blasio and his security detail violated both countries' border laws on June 21 when they illegally crossed into Mexico - and then back into the US - on foot near the El Paso, Texas, port of entry.

"We fully expect to not be told the truth, we fully expect to be turned away the way senators and congressmen have been turned away just trying to get the honest truth about what's happening to these children just as all of you have been doing", de Blasio said at a press conference at the time.

Footage of de Blasio's visit to the Tornillo Migrant Children's Facility made the rounds on social media.

"Every country needs reasonable law enforcement on their borders".

A spokesman for the Border Protection had no comment. "ICE is broken, it's divisive and it should be abolished", the mayor tweeted last month.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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