Border Patrol: New York Mayor Illegally Crossed U.S.-Mexico Border



As mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio has frequently shown a blatant disregard for U.S. immigration laws, but he may have taken it a step too far by illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on foot, according to The Associated Press.

In a June 25 letter from Aaron Hull, the chief patrol agent for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector, to New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill, border agents witnessed a group of individuals on the Rio Grande River flood plain south of the Texas border entry point taking photographs of a detention center.

Unsure of how they’d arrived at their location, the Border Patrol approached them to inquire and a New York Police Department inspector simply “pointed to Mexico,” the AP reports.

“The agent informed the group that they had illegally crossed the United States/Mexico Border at a place other than a designated port of entry and that this was a violation of federal law,” the letter read.

The mayor’s spokesman denied any illegal crossing and then went on the counterattack.

“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,” said spokesman Eric Phillips.

The El Paso trip with about 40 other mayors was sold as an opportunity to visit a detention center, but officials rebuffed the mayors’ request for a tour – something de Blasio knew would happen.

“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.

In hindsight, the mayor might have been wiser to pass on politics stay home to address the welfare of New York City children, including those living in the approximately 130,000 apartments with toxic levels of lead paint.

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    It’s simple enough to prove, since the photos, with him IN them, were taken on the Mexican side of the border. That is factual.
    Second fact. Border Services would have a record of him RETURNING from Mexico since he’d have to show documentation at a recognized crossing site. IF there is NO record of him doing so, he violated the law and MUST be arrested for doing so.
    His f**king political shenanigans have to be reined in. Which, when it happens, will help deter the other cowards and liars in both politics and showbiz.
    As an aside, committing such a crime would require his removal from office.

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    Stephen Russell on

    Leave him in Mexico, let him sample Mexican justice alone vs US.
    Then C how he reacts.
    Unless Mexican govt rejects him & sees Blasio for what he is

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    Several weeks ago California Senator Kamala Harris was told by a man at a meeting that the Democrats care more about illegals than they do citizens, something she adamantly denied. How then to explain that Los Angeles, both city and country, have just put $10 million in a fund for “the children at the border”. Never mind that LA has one of the biggest homeless populations in the country, estimated at 30 to 40 thousand, a lot of them veterans.

    But hey, that’s the stuck on stupid state. A major medical group just cancelled a convention in San Francisco because it’s members said they would feel unsafe there. Who wouldn’t. Thousands of homeless , many aggressively panhandling, and human waste and used needles on the street. Howard Stern recently mentioned that he saw a news story on Gov. Jerry Brown and praised him for turning a $50 billion deficit into an $8 billion surplus. This is a constant talking point on the left, as if somehow Brown has a magic wand. Abracadra, deficits gone. No, if one thinks about it for 30 seconds, they do what they always do. Raise taxes EVERY year. Money does not grow on those orange trees although some appear to think so.

    It’s always the left that portrays itself as so knowing, so smart, so informed, when the reality is that most of them are as dense as a brick and in total denial. They talk slogans, “feelings”, clichés, and anything but actual facts. As Trump pointed out about Germany, they have gotten themselves heavily dependent on natural gas pipelines from Russia. Not too hard to imagine they could be blackmailed by that. But the whole reason for that is that Germany is phasing out it’s nuclear power industry in the next ten years, because of the stupidity of the left that insists that nuclear is always unsafe, which is not true.

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    Speaking of those tens of thousands of children in NYC exposed to dangerous levels of lead, how many of them are ILLEGAL ALIENS, who would actually be safer living back in their rightful homelands? Mayor DeBlahBlah doesn’t know, and doesn’t want the public to know, either.

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    Deport Mayor DeBlahBlah…to Mexico or anywhere else. He clearly has no respect for American law. Maybe the corrupt cesspool to our South will be more to his liking.

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