Writing at the Center for Immigration Studies, author and expert on how terrorists seek to exploit our weak borders, Todd Bensman, reports on a stunning admission by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee last week. In 2019, Trump was right when he said terrorists are attempting to come across our borders.
If the invading armies of teenaged males aren’t enough to damn Biden and Harris border policies, this should seal the deal.
From the Center for Immigration Studies:
Landmark Confirmation of Border Threat
DHS acknowledges that suspected Islamic terrorists are crossing the southern border
“U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week asserted that suspected Islamic terrorists can and have crossed the porous southern border for years, a claim that major media organizations and lawmakers widely pilloried as a fear-mongering falsehood when President Donald Trump and his administration made the same claim in 2019.
Mayorkas’ comments that migrant suspects on U.S. terrorism watch lists cross the border came amid the latest round of controversy about the terrorist infiltration claim, which began when a delegation of 13 Republican lawmakers, returning from the border, relayed that Border Patrol agents told them that three Yemeni migrants and a Serb on the U.S. terrorism watch list had been apprehended since October.
Major media such as ABC News and the Washington Post quickly published stories, largely featuring Democratic lawmakers and self-described border security experts lashing out at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and other delegation members as lying and re-disseminating a disproven conspiracy theory.
“Weird as the Chairman of the subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations and a border state member of Congress haven’t heard anything about this,” tweeted Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat who represents the Phoenix area. “Gonna ask for a briefing. Pretty sure he is either wrong or lying.”
“The notion that the Southwest border is open to terrorists is ludicrous,” Alex Nowrasteh,*** the director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute, told ABC News, for instance.
“The government has shown no evidence that terrorists use the Southwest border to get into the United States.”
But all such talk disappeared mid-stride after a routine weekly U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing Tuesday March 16. During it, the Democratic DHS appointee Mayorkas acknowledged that suspected terrorist migrants routinely travel to the southern border. The remarks were stunning in that they came from the Democrat side of the aisle, rather than the usual Republican side.
“A known or suspected terrorist — KST is the acronym that we use — individuals who match that profile, have tried to cross the border, the land border, have tried to travel by air into the United States, not only this year but last year, the year prior and so on and so forth,” Mayorkas testified.
Mayorkas then issued another remarkable revelation. He disclosed that the American homeland security establishment has fielded a “multi-layered security apparatus” that has been in place at least since the 9/11 attacks to catch and neutralize the heightened threat of this category of land border-crossing migrants from countries of terrorism concern.”
More here plus links to background information.
*** Libertarian ‘think tanks,’ like the CATO Institute, are openly open borders.
In 2015, Nowrasteh argued in an op-ed at The Hill for the US resettlement of Syrian refugees. It is all about the free flow of (cheap) labor that the Koch Brothers and other globalists promote.
I found this 2019 interview with the clever and cagey Jesse Lee Peterson very amusing. Hope you do to. The discussion about the southern border begins at about the 27 minute mark.
Peterson says illegal aliens are “destroying black communities” while Nowrasteh says race relations between “new Americans” and blacks are going well. (I think POC stands for People of Color. Is that right?)