Austin mayor accused of crossing Mexico-U.S. border illegally, report says

Anthony Diaz Garcia has been captured again after re-entering the U.S. the Border Patrol says

Anthony Diaz Garcia has been captured again after re-entering the U.S. the Border Patrol says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico during a visit last month to the border, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Border Patrol agents who were rescuing a distressed pregnant woman in Texas on Saturday were attacked by rocks thrown by illegal immigrants, officials said.

Footage of de Blasio's visit to the Tornillo Migrant Children's Facility made the rounds on social media. He then went to Mexico and crossed into the get a better view of the facility. The group allegedly included de Blasio and members of the New York Police Department.

According to the letter, a uniformed Border Patrol agent noticed a group standing in the Rio Grande floodplain south of the Tornillo, Texas, port of entry, taking photos of the holding facility.

A New York Police Department inspector reportedly responded that they had not and that they reached the location by coming from Mexico.

A group of about 20 mayors visited the border near El Paso, Texas, on June 21, one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop his administration from separating migrant families at the border.

Following nationwide protests against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance", immigration policy, de Blasio told WNYC radio Brian Lehrer that the agency should be dismantled.

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 that order and drove back to Mexico, AP reports.

The agents reportedly approached the area, where they saw two people on top of a bridge and a 25-year-old female Mexican national at the bottom of the tree.

He said both times they showed their passports and crossed with approval of agents at the entry point.

The government had been bound by court order to reunite children aged five and under by 10 July, but United States officials say that "legitimate, logistical impediments" are delaying reunions for numerous 102 children under five years old.

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