When NYC’s Bill de Blasio isn’t spending luxurious weekends at Bernie Sanders’ non-socialist socialist paradise, he’s breaking US and Mexican immigration laws.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 11, 2018
It’s true. Border Protection claims de Blasio violated the law last month after visiting the border near El Paso, Texas. The chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector, Aaron Hill, sent a letter describing the incident to New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill.
De Blasio went to a holding facility for immigrant children but was denied entry. 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.
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.
However, de Blasio denies any wrongdoing. His spokesman said:
“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 Tuesday night to the AP. “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.”
If de Blasio really wanted to make a statement, he would cross Mexico’s border and stay there and describe the warm welcome he receives from Mexico for breaking its laws.
Oh wait…I don’t think that’s how that would go…
h/t CBS News