People on Terror Watch List Arrested at Southern Border

People on Terror Watch List Arrested at Southern Border

(TargetLiberty.org) – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) say they’ve arrested two illegal immigrants after checking their names on the FBI’s terrorism watch list. Both men were arrested after President Biden’s inauguration.

An April 5 statement from CBP said agents caught two Yemeni men attempting to enter the US illegally. Both were on a federal no-fly list, which would have prevented them from entering legally. They were also on a list of people “known or reasonably suspected” to be terrorists. CBP hasn’t released the identities of the men, but said one of them had a cellphone SIM card hidden in his shoe.

As well as Yemen’s ongoing civil war against Iran-backed Houthi rebels, the country has strong links with Sunni terrorism. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is based in Yemen, and ISIS has a strong presence there. The Trump administration’s policies made it harder for Yemeni extremists to get into the US – but, as border security breaks down under Biden’s pro-illegal immigration agenda, it looks like terrorists are probing this new weakness in our defenses.

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