Monday, December 5, 2022

40 People On FBI Terror Watchlist Apprehended at US Borders in October; Nearly 100 FBI Terror Watchlist Suspects Nabbed at Southern Border Over the Past Year

40 people on FBI terror watchlist apprehended at US borders in October:
At least 40 individuals on the US terrorist watch list have been nabbed while trying to enter the country in the last month, according to US Customs and Border Protection.
In October, nine people whose names are flagged on the terror watch list tried to sneak over the US border illegally, circumventing border walls or crossing at a point between official points of entry and later being detained by the US Border Patrol.
An additional 31 suspected terrorists were stopped at usual ports of entry by customs agents — 25 at the US-Canadian border and the six at the southern border.
Sources have previously raised concerns to The Post how members of MS-13 and other gangs and cartels could be slipping into the country disguised among the asylum-seeking migrants who arrive in their thousands daily.
The terror watch list started as federal database of known terrorists who are not US citizens established after 9/11, according to the FBI.
In the last decade, the list has grown to include those who could be a potential threats to the US or who are associates of those who are threats. The list is tightly regulated and names are not made public for national security reasons. Even members of Congress have had trouble accessing it in the past, according to CBS News. --->READ MORE HERE
Nearly 100 FBI terror watchlist suspects nabbed at southern border:
Nearly 100 noncitizens on the FBI’s terror watchlist were arrested attempting to sneak into the United States from Mexico over the past year, setting a new record and prompting security concerns among Republicans, according to newly released government data.
Border Patrol agents determined that 98 of the 2.3 million people apprehended while attempting to cross the southern border illegally in fiscal 2022 were suspected terrorists or closely affiliated with terrorist organizations.
The 98 figure is a major spike from 0 in 2019, when the U.S. border faced a smaller-scale humanitarian and national security crisis.
"Our adversaries know they can enter our country through our failed border," said Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, in a statement Monday.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), the top Republican on the Senate homeland security appropriations subcommittee, said the Border Patrol was "overrun" and the "consequences of these lax enforcement actions should concern every single American." --->READ MORE HERE
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