15 Suspected Terrorists captured trying to cross into US

CNSNewsA new report shows that at least 15 Middle Eastern and African suspected terrorists who were traveling through Latin America to the U.S.-Mexico border were captured either enroute or at the U.S. border between 2001 and November 2018. These suspected terrorists were affiliated with groups such as ISIS, the Taliban, and Hezbollah.

In addition, the number of suspects apprehended, 15, is likely an undercount because their data were culled from public information and not "government intelligence database systems exempt from public disclosure," stated the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which produced the report, Have Terrorists Crossed Our Border? "[T]his list therefore cannot be regarded as comprehensive," said CIS.
However, on Oct. 11, the president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, stated that his administration had captured "close to 100 people completely linked to terrorist issues, with ISIS, and that not only have we arrested them within our territory but they have been deported to their countries of origin," reported Prensa Libre, the country's largest newspaper.

15 is a small number, especially over 17 years, but that number represents captures rather than total attempts (for obvious reasons). There may also be more cases that are classified -- and there are definitely more cases that are intercepted before they reach the US. Judicial Watch has been reporting on terrorists trying to cross the border for some time, and in much greater numbers than indicated here.

This entry was published Sat Dec 01 08:47:19 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-11-28 12:50:09.0. [Tweet]

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