New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio embarrassingly violated Mexican and U.S. laws when he and his security team crossed the southern border in June near El Paso, TX. De Blasio was with a group of 20 mayors who were attempting to gain access to a holding facility for illegal alien children. They allegedly crossed the border to get a better view of the facility.
Chief patrol agent Aaron Hull for the Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector sent a letter to de Blasio informing them of their violation. The AP reports:
“According to the letter, a uniformed Border Patrol agent noticed a group on the Rio Grande River flood plain south of the Tornillo, Texas, Port of Entry, taking photos of the holding facility. The agent asked if anyone from Border Patrol or public affairs was there to authorize their presence. A New York Police Department inspector said no, according to the letter, and when the agent asked the group how they arrived, they pointed to Mexico.
“The agent told them they’d crossed the border illegally and asked them to remain there while he got a supervisor and took them to an official crossing for an inspection per federal law, according to the letter. But the group disregarded the order and drove back to Mexico, according to the letter.”
Through his spokesman de Blasio denied the allegations saying, “The mayor crossed the border with the direct approval and under the supervision of the border patrol supervisor at this port of entry. Any suggestion otherwise is a flat-out lie and 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.”