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Democrats ‘Coaching’ Migrants During Secret Mexico Trips, Leaked Letter Alleges

Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is demanding answers over Democrats’ mysterious trips to Mexico, including details into the alleged “coaching” of migrants to exploit United States immigration law, a letter from the Republican exclusively obtained by Fox News says.

The letter, addressed to committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), inquires about “at least two committee staff trips into Mexico in August — one of which required Border Patrol agents to provide a special escort back into the U.S.,” Fox reports. Republicans were not informed of the trips, according to Rep. Jordan.

“Although you have the authority to direct Committee staff to travel internationally on official committee business, you have not explained why you authorized this travel into Mexico or what you sought to learn through these trips,” the Ohio Republican wrote.

Democrats are seeking “to delegitimize the administration’s border security efforts and vilify the men and women who protect our border,” Jordan accused, noting that the trips “could continue to result in misleading information about the administration’s border security efforts.”

The letter specifically asks about Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and alleged “coaching” of migrants. According to a report from The Washington Examiner in July, Escobar was “sending staff to Mexico’s northern border town of Ciudad Juárez to find migrants returned from El Paso, Texas, under the ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, then coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them to return to the U.S.”

“What we believe is happening is Veronica Escobar’s office is going … to basically second-guess and obstruct work already done by the Border Patrol,” one senior union official source told the Examiner.

As noted by Fox, Escobar was in attendance during one of the secretive trips on August 21.

Three days after the report was published, Escobar called the piece a “fabricated” “hit piece” that is “fueled by xenophobia and misinformation.”

“The [Washington Examiner] has published a fabricated story resulting in death threats against me and my staff,” she claimed via Twitter on July 8. “This hit piece is fueled by xenophobia and misinformation. But guess what, guys? These attacks won’t deter me doing my job, upholding my oath, and pushing for accountability.”

Jordan asked Democrats about the purpose of the visit, “which individuals and groups they interacted with, why Escobar’s office was invited, and what ‘coaching’ on immigration laws, if any, was given to migrants,” Fox said of the letter.

At the end of last month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) barred Democratic staff from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities, reported Fox. According to the DHS, Democrats were “rude” to officers, missed scheduled facility meetings, and stayed longer in areas than permitted.

“Due to the operational burden placed on the field by their refusal to comply with instruction during last week’s STAFFDEL [staff delegation visit], CBP pulled the trip in which more site visits were to take place at CBP and ICE facilities this week,” a senior DHS official told the outlet via email. “DHS communicated to the committee that due to their conduct, CBP could not support visits from the committee this week.”

Cummings claimed the action from Homeland Security was retaliatory against Democrats for allegedly “reveal[ing] potentially serious ongoing problems with the treatment of children and adults in DHS custody,” a letter from the committee chairman said.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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15 Comments
  • Radone says:

    When you find out they did the s then let’s impeach Pelosi over their s for allowing her party to break the law.

  • Reggie says:

    I wonder how it makes Dems feel to know their party cares more about Illegals than them? Nice warm fuzzy feeling?

  • Diana says:

    Those doing this need arrested immediately they are putting us Americans in danger we lost to many now from illegals already and these corrupt politicians are at fault need prosecuted for not honoring the oath they took, deliberately delaying the Wall, that was to be done years ago, they need to be held accountable, those who have lost someone or was raped should be able to SUE these corrupt politicians, not doing their job to protect and serve the American people and our Constitution as Written

  • Jim C says:

    I hope at some point and time, someone takes Elijha Commings down for what he is. He’s a Crook and taking money from the people he is supposed to e supporting.

  • FEDUP365 says:

    Time to lock her up for trying to interject into the laws of this Country and bypassing those already in line waiting to become immigrants

  • neo says:

    IN my view ,IF true , would be treason punishable by DEATH…investigate and adjudicate…..

  • William Conley says:

    If this can be proven at all she needs removed from office barred from ever holding a government position again, and made to pay back any money gained during her time during the accusations. That’s in my opinion a pretty light repercussion for breaking federal laws and basically treasonous acts.

  • Leslie Stevenson says:

    That slop mouth old bastard Cummings and his thief wife should both be under indictment for misappropriation of MILLIONS of dollars. Instead this Bag of crap is trying to get more ILLEGAL VOTERS into the country.

    • George says:

      He’s a Democrat. He is exempt from prosecution. The two tiered justice system means that Democrats like him and Hillary, Comey and so many others will not face prosecution.

  • Vivian Griscom says:

    How dare these Liberal Dems be RUDE TO OUR HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICERS WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR US EACH DAY!!!! UNGRATEFUL ASSES!!

  • Polly says:

    They should all be imprisoned

  • George says:

    Rep Cummings is as dishonest as every other Democrat in Congress. Knowing how AOC misbehaved at the border, anything that is reported about the misconduct of any of the other Democrats and their staff is quite believable. The CBP is right to block all future visits by the Democrats.

  • AL says:

    Revoke their visas. Or better yet send then all to Iran.

  • Big Bacala says:

    TREASON !!!

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