New York City Mayor and a number of his peers attempted a political stunt at a Texas border facility this week. Sadly for them, they were shut down pretty hard.

De Blasio went to the federal holding facility to investigate how children of illegal immigrants are being treated. But they weren’t even allowed in the door. The Washington Times explains:

“Hi. How you doing? Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City,” the politician says in footage aired by an ABC affiliate. “Is there a supervisor to talk to here? Is there someone sir, you or someone else to talk to about an opportunity to see what’s going on? We have an unacceptable situation here.”

The politician and more than a dozen other mayors were politely told by an agent to remain on the other side of a fence as others exited the facility.

Here’s the video footage: