Terrorists At The Southern Border
On this 22nd commemoration of the 9/11 Islamic radicals’ terrorist attacks, Americans keep asking if it can happen again. Unfortunately, given the open southern border, the answer is “yes.” It is a matter of when and where, not “if.”
On Tuesday, August 29, the federal government confirmed that a human smuggler with connections to a terrorist group helped migrants cross the nation’s southern border. National Security Council officials said the smuggler had ties to ISIS and had been arrested, but the illegal aliens had no known connection to terrorism.
The Biden Administration said there was no evidence to justify detaining anyone, however, an urgent classified intelligence report was prepared for Biden’s top Cabinet officials. For some counterterrorism officials, it shows that the US is deeply vulnerable to the possibility that terrorists could sneak across the southern border by hiding amid the surge of migrants entering the country for asylum.
In April 2022, Texas officials reported that the Border Patrol officials caught at least 23 known or suspected terrorists at the border in 2021. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez warned there are “serious implications to national security” after Fox News obtained documents showing more than 20 known or suspected terrorists were caught at the border last year. Lt. Olivarez argued on ‘America’s Newsroom,’ Monday, that, even though there were 23 individuals caught, the actual number is likely “much higher” since many evade officials, going undetected as they cross into the United States.