Everyone knows the American southern border is out of control. But the Biden admin is trying to hide it.
And now the White House has let a radical terrorist do the unspeakable at the southern border.
According to a document reported by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an individual from Pakistan was apprehended and later released by federal immigration officials after he unlawfully crossed the southern border. His name was included on the terror blacklist.
Reporters were informed by two separate DHS sources that the Pakistani national was apprehended the next day in Tecate, California, after unlawfully entering the United States on November 9, 2023. The document states that on November 22, when he was in the custody of Border Patrol, the Terrorism Screening Center (TSC) verified that he was a match for the terror watchlist.
Even considering this, the document states that the terror suspect was let go from ICE San Diego’s custody on January 23. He was given a tracking device and a “Order of Release on Recognizance” under ICE’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program at that time.
Based on the information provided in the letter, he was issued with an accelerated removal order by border officials on November 11. Subsequently, he conveyed a legitimate fear of returning to Pakistan.
His status on the terror blacklist and his “mandatory detention requirement” were communicated to the Los Angeles office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on January 24. Nevertheless, he was instructed to voluntarily report to the ATD check-in office. Upon his arrival at the check-in, ICE Los Angeles was able to apprehend him.
“Imagine how many cases like this one get through without us knowing,” an anonymous Department of Homeland Security official shared with reporters.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asserts that when people are assigned to participate in accelerated removal proceedings, asylum officers interview them to ascertain if they have a “well-founded fear of persecution on account of your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion if returned to your country” that would prevent them from going back home and instead grant them asylum. If an asylum officer rejects a claim of credible fear, the person making the claim might request a hearing before an immigration court.
A survey from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) in December indicated that immigration judges often had 4,500 cases outstanding on average.
The identity of the terrorist group to which the person is affiliated remained classified in the document.
One DHS officer informed reporters that, in their view, the backlog of record checks caused by the large influx of individuals at the border is one of the most significant obstacles to keeping terrorists from entering the country.
“When it takes more than three months for an agency to determine if someone is/was a Known Suspected Terrorist, that is a huge problem!”
“Who knows how many after-the-fact realizations were made after releasing someone into the country? We may never know until they are encountered by law enforcement at a later date. Very well after it’s too late,” they added.
While trying to enter the U.S. illegally in fiscal year 2023, Border Patrol apprehended 172 persons on the terrorism watchlist. Border Patrol encountered 50 persons on the terrorism watchlist between October and December, according to government data.
The data also shows that agents encountered 98 people on the terror watchlist in FY 2022 and 16 in FY 2021.
Donald Trump on Joe Biden’s southern border crisis:
“It's happening at levels now that nobody's ever seen and we can't let it happen."pic.twitter.com/PV6dr2o9vB
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) February 9, 2024
An official government report states that a member of the Somali terror organization al-Shabaab was apprehended by ICE police in Minnesota on January 20. The individual had been released by authorities immediately after crossing the southern border unlawfully in San Ysidro, California, on March 13, 2023. The 27-year-old Somali national was first added to the watchlist as a “mismatch,” but it was subsequently proven that he was a member of al-Shabaab.
According to an official report from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on February 6, a person was apprehended by Border Patrol officers on Tuesday after unlawfully crossing the southern border. The subject confessed to having previously been associated with a Colombian terrorist group.
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