Monday, January 29, 2024

Border Agents Nabbed 50 Illegal Aliens On Terror Watchlist In Last Three Months


Border Patrol agents apprehended 50 illegal aliens on the terror watchlist between October and December, according to federal data updated Friday.

The total number of migrant crossings at the southern border between October and December surpassed 785,000, more than 629,000 of them being illegal entries, according to the data. Federal authorities warned Border Patrol after the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel to keep watch for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah terrorists possibly crossing into the U.S. via the southern border, according to an internal memo exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Between fiscal years 2017 and 2020, there were 30 encounters of terror watchlisted individuals by Border Patrol, according to federal data. In fiscal year 2023, there were 172...more

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