Heads up! Especially those of you in the border states.
I guess I should feel good that they’re catching these folks.
But I wonder how many they didn’t catch?
Mostly Columbians that may have or had affiliation with FARC, not the Middle Eastern brand of terrorist. Not sure I would applaud the Border Patrol’s anti-terrorism credentials based on the description in the article …
"CBP does not disclose the nationalities of immigrants who were a match for the terror watchlist, and the FBI database includes known and suspected terrorists, which can include family members or affiliates of such people who are not themselves involved in terrorism.
Last August, the Washington Examiner obtained unpublished data from the Department of Homeland Security that showed how the government internally tracked where immigrants with terror ties had traveled from.
That data revealed that in the first six months of 2022, 25 of the 27 known or suspected terrorists arrested by Border Patrol were citizens of Colombia, not countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, where terrorist groups al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and others are based.
Immigration analyst Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute in Washington noted at the time that some Colombians on the watchlist might not be true terror threats.
“It’s … possible that the individual Colombians apprehended were affiliated with FARC or the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia, which have since been delisted as Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the State Department, but their individual names are still in the TSDS and haven’t been purged,” Nowrasteh said."
I’m sure terrorist have satellite offices