Report: Mayor Adler accused of crossing U.S.-Mexico border illegally


Austin Mayor Steve Adler has been accused by federal authorities of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border during a trip to a Tornillo tent city last month, according to a report from Fox News.

Fox News published the story on Wednesday, focusing it on a letter U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials sent to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

According to Adler, border agents at the Tornillo Port of Entry never detained de Blasio or any others after they apparently crossed into the U.S. from Mexico while trying to get a better view of the facility near El Paso.

“We were never detained,” Adler said in a statement. “I wish the border agents were devoting all this effort to reuniting children with their families, as the courts have required. If this is an attempt to intimidate or silence such calls, it won’t work.”



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