Border Patrol Accuses NYC Mayor Of Illegally Crossing US-Mexico Border

As it turns out, desperate refugees, human smugglers and drug traffickers aren't the only people who illegally cross the US-Mexico Border.

To that list, we can add New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security entourage. According to a letter sent to the Associated Press, de Blasio has been accused of violating both US and Mexican laws after he crossed the border on foot during a recent visit to an immigration detention center near El Paso, Texas. The mayor responded to the accusations on Wednesday, calling them "absolutely ridiculous."

De Blasio has been intensely critical of the Trump administration's immigration policies and has declared New York City a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.

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The incident occurred when de Blasio visited the Texas border in a group with 20 other mayors on June 21, the day after President Trump signed an order stopping family separations at the border. The mayors were going to document what they described as a "humanitarian crisis" created by the president. After being denied entry to a holding facility for immigrant children separated from their parents, de Blasio then went to Mexico to get a better view of the facility with his security detail. The NYPD is in charge of de Blasio’s security.

While de Blasio's group was standing in the Rio Grande flood plain taking photos of the holding facility, a uniformed Border Patrol agent noticed the group and approached them. The agent asked if anyone from Border Patrol or public affairs had accompanied them to authorize their visit. A member of de Blasio's security detail said no, and when the agent asked how they got there, they gestured toward Mexico. 

The agent then informed them that they’d crossed the border illegally and asked them to stay put while he informed his supervisor and took them to an official crossing for an inspection per federal law. But the group ignored the agent and walked back to their vehicles and proceeded to drive back into Mexico. They later re-entered by car through a port of entry about three hours later, the letter said.

In response to the letter, de Blasio declared the accusation "absolutely ridiculous" and said he had received approval to cross from a border patrol supervisor, according to the Daily Caller.

The mayor’s spokesman Eric Phillips maintains the group did nothing wrong and was authorized to be there.

"The mayor crossed the border with the direct approval and under the supervision of the border patrol supervisor at this port of entry," Phillips said in an email to the Associated Press. "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."

De Blasio told the AP that he and the members of his detail showed their passports and crossed with approval of agents at the entry point.

"Threats by the Trump Administration will not stop me from speaking out and they won’t stop my fellow mayors from speaking out, and they won’t stop every day New Yorkers and Americans from speaking out," de Blasio said.

The letter was sent June 25 by Aaron Hull, the chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol’s El Paso sector, to NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill.

De Blasio characterized the letter as a threat organized by the Trump Administration to silence him.

Comments

Cognitive Dissonance HankPaulson Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:19 Permalink

Interestingly, if the border agent at the 'official' port of entry the mayor claimed they showed their passports, then passed thru on his return to America, had known the mayor had illegally crossed the border previously at the flood plain, s/he would not have let the mayor enter the US until the unauthorized entry on the flood plain had been explained and investigated.

At the border, the border agent is GOD and can say no for any reason he or she wants. You must then convince the agent and/or his/her superior why you should be granted entry.

It is the IRS equivalent of guilty until you prove your innocence. It's not nice to fuck with Mother Nature or the border guard. This is why the mayor received a nasty letter. He will also be questioned the next time he requests (re) entry into the US.

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chumbawamba Occams_Razor_Trader Wed, 07/11/2018 - 23:26 Permalink

Fuck this ludicrous niggerosity. I'm an American, FUCK YOU.  I do not give my servants permission to detain me and deny me entry at the border of my own fucking home nation.

FUCK De Blasio and FUCK the border patrol niggers!  GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT.

You are NOT god, mother fuckers.  I'M GOD.  I am one of the People, I put you into effect, you obey ME.

I am Chumbawamba mother fucker!

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glenlloyd ZENDOG Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:54 Permalink

I think it's funny that now it's families being 'ripped apart' by the evil Trump administration but when Obummer did it nothing but crickets. Even when people have been caught posting up Obummer period photos and calling them from the Trump admin.

Also, where were these asshats back during the Obummer admin? Why weren't they outraged back then?

Hypocrits

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Endgame Napoleon HankPaulson Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:29 Permalink

Dear Mayor De Blasio: 

The sovereign nation of Mexico just elected a president. It is not you. Mexicans would never elect a president who violates their laws and have, in fact, elected a man who promises to build a wall on Mexico’s southern border. Please exit Mexico, illegally, like you entered it, going back to the American city that you were elected to lead, using your governing power to declare your city a sanctuary for illegality. 

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any_mouse HankPaulson Wed, 07/11/2018 - 19:00 Permalink

Ocasio-Cortez, from the Block, with her crazy eyes in squint mode is there. She needs to get closer to de Blasio.

"Never Forget" that there are Spanish Jews.

Fidel Castro admitted his tribal membership via Spanish lines.

All of those clumsy assassination attempts and the designed to fail Bay of Pigs. Hmmm.

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ironmace Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:13 Permalink

What a ham.

There purely to grandstand and photo op 

Not a shit does he give for the actual illegal aliens.

Typical lib elite, rules are for the little people.