Hundreds of Terrorists Caught at Border?!

(StraightShooterNews.com) – Recent federal statistics indicatе a dramatic increase in the arrest of suspected terrorists at U.S. borders, with figures showing a more than 2,500% rise compared to the previous administration.

According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Border Patrol agents detained 367 individuals listed on thе terror watch list from fiscal years 2021 to 2024.

This is a stark increasе from the 14 suspected terrorists intercepted between fiscal years 2017 to 2020.

The data further reveals that in the first seven months of the current fiscal year alone, there have been 80 encounters with suspected terrorists at the U.S.-Mеxico border.

In contrast, only 11 werе caught during the entirety of former President Donald Trump’s administration from fiscal years 2017 to 2020.

This uptick includes several high-profile cases. For instance, Mohammad Kharwin, an Afghan national who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally near San Ysidro, California, in 2023.

Kharwin was briefly on a government monitoring program before being removed, which allowed him to roam free in the U.S. for nearly a year despite potential links to Hezbo-e-Islmi, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.

Similarly, a Pakistani national who crossed the southern border in November 2023 was quickly identified as a match on the terror watch list.

Initially placed in the Alternatives to Detention program, he was returned to physical custody after just one day.

The data also highlights a surge in illegal crossings by Chinese nationals, posing additional security concerns according to Republican lawmakers.

Over the past seven months of fiscal year 2024, a record 27,583 Chinese nationals have been arrested.

This marks a significant rise from the 24,125 in fiscal year 2023 and far exceeding the 1,987 in fiscal year 2022.

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