The Associated Press has obtained a letter accusing New York City Mayor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio of committing crimes at the Southern border.
“De Blasio went to a holding facility for immigrant children but was denied entry,” wrote AP. “He then went to Mexico and crossed into the U.S. to get a view of the facility. The New York Police Department runs de Blasio’s security detail.”
When a Border Patrol Agent noticed de Blasio and his crew taking pictures of a holding facility on the Rio Grande River flood plain south of the Tornillo, Texas Port of Entry, he approached and asked them how they has gotten there. One of de Blasio’s staff pointed to Mexico, prompting the Border Patrol agent to tell the group that they had crossed illegally, and that they needed to stay put until he could contact his supervisor, per federal law.
Instead, the group disregarded the order and drove back to Mexico.
De Blasio’s administration deflected from the allegations by blaming President Donald J. Trump.
“The mayor crossed the border with the direct approval and under the supervision of the border patrol supervisor at this port of entry,” Eric Phillips, spokesman for de Blasio said. “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.”
According to AP, the letter that they obtained was sent June 25 by Aaron Hull, the chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector to New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill.
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