De Bla­sio ac­cused of il­le­gal en­try into U.S. dur­ing de­ten­tion-fa­cil­ity visit

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Gabriella Muñoz

New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio stands ac­cused by U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion of cross­ing the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der il­le­gally, ac­cord­ing to an As­so­ci­ated Press re­port re­leased Wednes­day.

A let­ter, which the AP ob­tained, from Bor­der Pa­trol’s Chief Pa­trol Agent Aaron Hull for the El Paso Sec­tor was sent to New York Po­lice De­part­ment Com­mis­sioner James O’Neill in late June. The NYPD han­dles Mr. de Bla­sio’s se­cu­rity, even when out­side New York.

It out­lines that Mr. de Bla­sio and his se­cu­rity de­tail il­le­gally trav­eled across the bor­der when vis­it­ing a hold­ing fa­cil­ity in Texas. The group al­legedly ac­cessed the fa­cil­ity with­out proper au­tho­riza­tion by cross­ing over from Mex­ico, where they first went to get a bet­ter view.

The let­ter claims that when told by an agent that they crossed il­le­gally, Mr. de Bla­sio and his team re­fused to wait for a su­per­vi­sor and in­stead il­le­gally crossed back into Mex­ico.

Mr. de Bla­sio, speak­ing Wednes­day, called the claim “ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous.”

“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 every­day New York­ers and Amer­i­cans from speak­ing out,” he said.

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“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 every­day New York­ers and Amer­i­cans from speak­ing out,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio.

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