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