This week, Customs and Border Security (CBP) announced that two Yemeni men on the terrorist watch list were caught in California’s El Centro sector
special: House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA to lead Congress, and Vice President Harris raised an alarm about the “number of rogues” about suspected terrorists caught on the US southern border Have survived arrests and may be. Currently live in the United States.
This week, Customs and Border Security (CBP) announced that two Yemeni men had been caught and identified on a terrorist watch list in the El Centro sector of California over the past two months. The first arrest, in January, involved a 33-year-old illegal Yemeni, who was on both the FBI’s terrorism watch list and the no-fly list.
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Another happened last week in the same sector. The 26-year-old also won on both lists. The first was handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while the second was being held in federal custody. “
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Ray and CIA Director William Burns, specifically received by Granthshala News, McCarthy, R-Calif., Requesting for himself “classified briefings about certain individuals caught by border patrol”, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McSwell, as well as Vice President Harris Cited the appointment. To lead the efforts of the Biden administration on the border crisis.
McCarthy wrote, “I hope he can benefit from this briefing with Congress leaders.”
“Through dialogue with patrol border and media reports, I have learned about the apprehension of foreign nationals on the terrorism watch list who were attempting to cross our southern border illegally,” McCarthy wrote. “It highlights the national security risk posed by the border crisis.”
Last month, McCarthy and a Republican delegation traveled to El Paso, Texas to see the “humanitarian and security crisis” “along the southern border”.
McCarthy wrote, “The US Border Patrol agents provided us with an eye-opening tour and briefing about the current crisis in El-Paso and the operational challenges that occur each day.”
McCarthy said that “during the briefing, agents told us that they arrested not only the people of Mexico and Central America, but also countries including China, Iran, Yemen and Turkey.”
McCarthy said the authorities “reported that they had apprehended individuals who are on the terrorism watch list.”
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“These revelations were shocking and concerning, and for those reasons, I felt compelled to share them with the nation,” he continued.
McCarthy said that while he shared his concerns, his colleagues in Washington “doubted” him, “even accusing me of lying.”
“However, shortly thereafter, the staff at US Customs and Border Protection confirmed the accuracy of my comments and further reporting provided more insight into the situation,” McCarthy said. “In fact, the threat has only increased.”
“Just yesterday, in a now publicly released statement, US Customs and Border Protection announced the arrest of two Yemeni men caught illegally crossing the border in the El Centro sector of the Border Patrol,” McCarthy wrote. . “In cases like we were briefed in El Paso, these El Centro suspects were on the terrorism watch list.”
The CBP released a press release this week on the apprehensions, but has since removed it, and also tweeted with it.
“Part of the mission of Border Patrol, we will protect the country from terrorists,” Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Kay. Bryno said Delete press release now. “Today, like every other day, our agents did so. These apprehensions on our border reflect the importance of our mission and we can never stop being vigilant in our everyday mission to protect this great country.”
CBP and DHS did not respond to Granthshala News’ requests about the removal of the press release, as well as a tweet.
Meanwhile, McCarthy said that “about 1,000 people are captured by the US border patrols every day,” citing reporting from the Washington Post.
McCarthy wrote, “Although I am grateful to Border Patrol for doing all of them, I am very concerned about the number of bad actors who have survived arrest and are living in America.” “We have no way of knowing if other terrorists have crossed the border.”
Granthshala News reported last month that at least four foreign nationals, including a Yemeni man arrested in January – whose names figure on the terrorist watch list, were picked up by Border Patrol, who illegally entered the country since October. Were trying
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A CBP spokesman told Granthshala in a statement at the time that security efforts at the border are “leveled and include multiple levels of rigorous screening that allow us to detect and deter those who are national Prevent security or public safety risks from entering the United States. “
“DHS works with our international partners to share intelligence and other information, including intercepting individuals on terrorist watchlists in the United States. CBP against our classified and unclassified databases between our ports of entry and if They face a threat to national security between our ports to determine whether the law is compliant, “the spokesperson said.” While it is very uncommon for known and suspected terrorists to be encountered on our borders, they are for our agents We value the important work that all the individuals facing on our borders accomplish on a daily basis. “
The White House said on Tuesday that such apprehensions are “unusual” and a sign that officials were doing their job.
“They underscore the importance of the important tasks that are performed on a daily basis to vet those at the border. DHS works, not only at the border as you know, but with international partners in intelligence and Other information is also included for sharing. White House press secretary Jane Saki said, “Keep an eye on some people from entering the United States.” “They are at the ports of entry against and among many classified and unclassified databases. Considers individuals encountered in. ”
She Added: “So long as it is rare, it is a reflection of their work.”
The Biden administration is grappling with a migratory surge on the US southern border as a confirmation of McCarthy’s request and apprehensions.
The Biden administration has positioned the situation as a “challenge” and blamed the Trump administration for its immigration policy.
But initial CBP numbers for the past month indicate the agency is facing more than 171,000 migrants in March – which is 15 years old.
Granthshala News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.