Sunday, April 14, 2024

Biden’s Open Borders Have Created a Terror Threat — and the ‘what ifs’ Are Chilling; DHS Chief Mayorkas Pressed to Answer How Terrorists Were Reportedly Freed Into U.S., and related stories

Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images
Biden’s open borders have created a terror threat — and the ‘what ifs’ are chilling:
How many terrorists has the Biden administration let slip over our border? Nobody knows.
On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers demanded Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas answer why a known Somalian terrorist, “a confirmed member of al Shabaab,” was allowed to roam free in the United States for nearly a year.
The Border Patrol picked up the man, 27, in California in March 2023, but screwed up the terror watchlist screening and let him go. He eventually found his way to Minnesota, where (after the feds clocked the mistake) Immigration and Customs Enforcement nabbed him in January.
But the “what ifs” are chilling.
Just last month, Border Patrol agents nabbed Basel Bassel Ebbadian, an illegal migrant from Lebanon who admitted he was a member of Hezbollah and would “try to make a bomb” in the United States. Had he been more discreet, he might well have gotten released, as most illegal migrants are.
The Border Patrol has recorded 70 encounters with individuals on the terror watchlist since October 2023; in the 12 months before that, 172.
And of course the smarter terrorists can pay the cartels to help them cross in a spot where they likely won’t get stopped at all: The Congressional Budget Office estimates “gotaways” totaled 860,000 in FY 2023 alone. --->READ MORE HERE
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images/U.S. Border Patrol/El Centro Sector
DHS Chief Mayorkas Pressed to Answer How Terrorists Were Reportedly Freed into U.S.:
Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee are pressing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to explain how migrants on the federal government’s “Terrorist Watch List” have been reportedly released into the United States.
In a letter to Mayorkas on Wednesday, Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN), as well as Reps. Clay Higgins (R-LA) and August Pfluger (R-TX), who chair subcommittees, asked Mayorkas to provide them with a classified briefing on several reported cases of migrants on the Terrorism Watch List getting released into the nation’s interior.
The congressmen write:
The first case involves a member of the U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization alShabaab. According to a news report, the alien was “caught illegally crossing the southern border near San Ysidro, California on March 13, 2023;” however, he was deemed a “mismatch” and was subsequently released into the interior. Almost one year later, the Terrorist Screening Center “made a redetermination” and confirmed the alien as a terrorist member of al-Shabaab, and then Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) located and arrested him. [Emphasis added]

The second case involves a Pakistani man allegedly on the terrorist watch list who illegally entered the United States but was apprehended by the Border Patrol the following day. Less than two weeks later, the Terrorist Screening Center confirmed his status on the “terror watchlist;” however, ICE eventually released him through the Alternatives to Detention program. [Emphasis added]

In addition to these unanswered requests for information, we are now facing a consistent stream of cases highlighted in the news of aliens allegedly on the terrorist watchlist either being apprehended at the border or discovered in the interior. [Emphasis added]
Follow links below to related stories:

ISIS-K could slip through US border and carry out Moscow-style attack, US official warns

House Republicans: DHS must explain how terror suspects entered US

If you like what you see, please "Like" and/or Follow us on FACEBOOK here, GETTR here, and TWITTER here.

No comments: