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Congressman Claims to Cross 'Border Fence' Despite Parole Restrictions on International Travel

US Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) stepped over what he claimed was a “border fence” during a trip to the US-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona, on April 17 and 18, despite parole conditions that prevent him from leaving the United States. In video posted to his Twitter account, Hunter stood near a structure, delivered criticism of US asylum policies, and demonstrated stepping over what he called “the grand border fence.” The video was recorded during a Border Patrol “ride-along.” The video was flagged by Hunter’s electoral opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar in an email to the Times of San Diego, the outlet reported. Najjar alleged that Hunter, who was indicted on allegations of misusing campaign funds and fraud in September 2016, either violated his conditions of parole which stipulate he cannot leave the United States or was making a stunt. Speaking to the Times of San Diego, a Border Patrol spokesman confirmed that Hunter stepped over a “vehicle barrier,” […] approximately 75-100 feet from the border.” Credit: Rep. Duncan Hunter via Storyful
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