Illegals Caught with Explosives 'Tailored for Terrorism' Have GOP Raising New Alarms on Biden's Risky Border Policies
By George C. Upper III
November 3, 2023 at 11:04am
Four Republican senators warned that the current administrations border policies show that President Joe Biden isnt willing to protect the homeland.
Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas, and Pete Ricketts of Nebraska held a press conference Tuesday after a recent visit to the nations southern border in which they reiterated Republicans interest in curbing illegal immigration.
Ricketts said that the lack of border security meant that the U.S. was opening ourselves up for a terrorist attack, and Barrasso noted that an unstated number of immigrants had been taken into custody with explosive devices tailored for terrorism' in their possession, Fox News reported.
Cornyn noted the importance of trade between the U.S. and Mexico for the economy but added that the problem is President Biden has outsourced our immigration policy to criminal organizations.
They dont really know who these people are, he added later in the news conference, referring to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They certainly dont know who the gotaways are.
More than a million and a half, maybe approaching 2 million, people who have been detected on cameras and other sensors but who have evaded Border Patrol, he said.
Cornyn suggested that many of the so-called gotaways run from law enforcement because theyre smuggling illegal drugs like fentanyl into the country.
However, he expressed greater concern about the possibility of radicalized terrorists entering the country illegally across the southern border with Mexico.
What happened in Israel on October 7 is a reminder that terrorist organizations can strike at any time, he said. And while we know that one Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists killed 3,000 Americans, we know that there have been hundreds or more of people on the terrorist watchlist that have been detected at the border.
But we dont know how many more and the Biden administration cant tell you made their way safely into the interior of the United States, he added ominously.
Cruz added that Border Patrol agents were frustrated beyond belief at Biden administration policies that led to illegal immigrants being released after the agents had risked their lives to detain them.
Another Republican in the Senate, Tennessees Marsha Blackburn, noted two weeks ago that officials stopped 18 people who were on the terrorist watchlist from crossing illegally into the United States.
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