Muslims on the terrorist watch list have been nabbed trying to cross the Southern border as part of the latest surge of illegal aliens, congressional Republicans revealed during a trip to the border Monday. They said agents reported having caught migrants from Yemen, Iran and Sri Lanka.
Not only is Biden turning a blind eye to the crisis at the US-Mexico border created by his efforts to roll back Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies, he is is ignoring a potential Islamic terror threat.
Washington Times “Individuals that they have on the watch list for terrorism are now starting to exploit the southern border,” Rep. John Katko of New York, the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, said as he stood near a section of border wall in El Paso, Texas and recounted a similar conversation with a Border Patrol official.
“And he said some of them are on the list. And I said list? And he said, ‘yeah, the terror watch list.’ And I was stunned and I’ve never heard that before,” he said on America’s Newsroom on FOX.
He was part of a delegation of House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, that was visiting to take stock of the migrant surge and to pressure President Biden for a change in course. Mr. McCarthy dubbed the situation “beyond a crisis.”
The revelations about people on terrorist watch lists crossing into the U.S. lends new national security implications to the surge. The lawmakers said smuggling organizations are using the massive numbers of regular migrants to create chaos, sending large groups over to overwhelm and distract Border Patrol agents.
Think about it (from CS Monitor):
Islamic militants purchase a nuclear device from a sympathetic official in Pakistan and ship the weapon on the flip side of a drug trafficking route through West Africa to South America. Next, the package is smuggled north to the United States-Mexico border.
Although this sounds like the plot line of a spy thriller, it is a scenario laid out in an online magazine produced by the Islamic State, the apocalyptic Syria-based terror group also known as ISIS.
“From there it’s just a quick hop through a smuggling tunnel and … presto, they’re mingling with another 12 million ‘illegal’ aliens in America with a nuclear bomb in the trunk of their car,” the 2015 ISIS article says.
Illegal aliens from terrorism-hotbed countries are known in government-speak as “special interest aliens.” Border Patrol agents arrested 11 Iranian citizens in Arizona last month.