Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mideast Smuggling Case Highlights Threats at Southern Border

A Jordanian man who smuggled at least six Yemeni nationals into the U.S. has heightened concerns about security vulnerabilities along the Mexican border.
Law enforcement sources told the San Antonio Express-News that some of the Yemenis were on terror watch lists.
Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, 31, pleaded guilty this week in Texas to transporting illegal aliens for financial gain. His operation was part of an international network uncovered by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
HSI agents said Aldairi planned and coordinated migrant travels through Cuba, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.
While a humanitarian crisis festers at the border, the Aldairi case stokes concerns about who is really coming and why. Are all the migrants turning up at the southern border attempting to escape poverty, or are terrorists hiding among the throngs?
Read the rest from Bob Dane HERE.

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