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23 People on Terrorist Watchlist Apprehended at Southern Border in 2021

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In just the 2022 fiscal year so far, over 1 million migrant encounters have occurred at the Southern border. Republican leadership as well as local political in border states demand the Biden administration impose greater scrutiny as to who is allowed across our borders.

In 2021, Border Patrol apprehended at least 23 individuals who were listed on the terror watchlist in 2021. The data, released by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), notes that between January 20, and December 27 of 2021, there were 23 encounters with individuals whose names matched on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).

Fox News submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in December in order to unearth the information from the CBP. Fox News reports that of the 23 suspects, “four were in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, 4 in Del Rio Sector, 3 in El Paso Sector, 2 in Tucson Sector, 2 in Yuma Sector, 4 in El Centro Sector and 4 in San Diego Sector.”

Unfortunately, the terrifying information is not completely unknown, and the Biden administration continues to push back. Republican Representatives James Comer and John Katko, who serve as ranking members on the Oversight and Homeland Security committees wrote to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security last month addressing the grave concern.

Republican lawmakers consistently call upon the Biden administration to publicly release the number of those encountered at the border. “Reporting indicates that multiple individuals with terrorist ties have been recently apprehended after illegally crossing the border, and that such encounters may be increasing,” wrote Reps. Comer and Katko.

“The American people deserve to know whether President Biden’s weak border policies are allowing terrorists to enter our homeland,” they said. Back in October, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott repeatedly tried to alert the Biden administration on the amount of terror watchlist suspects that were crossing into the United states.

Scott said the levels of TSDBs are “at a level we have never seen before” and told Fox News’ Bret Baier “we have terrorist threats we can’t get into in this type of a forum but they are real.”

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  1. Stephane

    April 18, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    And how many were not apprehended?

  2. MicMac69

    April 19, 2022 at 9:35 am

    No problem… they’ll be released in the nature on the simple promise to appear before a court… sometime in the future… which of course they’ll never do…

  3. DJ

    April 19, 2022 at 10:12 am

    How about telling what happened to those people instead of their just being CAUGHT! Tell us of the
    ones that “slipped through” and our killing and destroying American while Biden is lost at the mic and
    can’t find himself off a platform…We already know what a failure Biden and his “devoted wife” are
    to our nation. They have no shame…only count the money coming in from “Hunter” who fills their
    accounts…and nothing is being done! Jimmy Carter looks better and better every day…bet he is
    counting his blessings…the fine Christian he was..

  4. Rich

    April 20, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Really like to know where these terrorists went after apprehension. Did the Biden flunkies just release them back into the US like so many others?

  5. Harry Edmunds

    April 20, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    10 times that many were probably in the “gotaways” category! Just part of the DemocRAT’s plan to destroy America!

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GOP bill proposes extra measures to ensure noncitizens are unable to vote in federal elections

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GOP members of both the U.S. House and Senate introduced a bill to add safeguards to ensure that non U.S. citizens who are already prohibited from voting in federal elections, do not do so. The bill seeks to amend the National Voter Registration Act to require documentary proof of United States citizenship to register to vote.

The Center Square reports that It would require states to obtain proof of citizenship – in person – when registering an individual to vote. Applicants would have to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote in person, when applying for a motor vehicle license, and when applying to vote by mail. The bill lists accepted citizenship documentation and requirements for voter registration agencies.

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, led a coalition of 49 Republicans to introduce the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act in the U.S. House. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, with several cosponsors, introduced the same bill in the Senate.

Citing the border crisis and the greatest number of foreign nationals illegally entering the country in U.S. history, the measure’s supporters expressed alarm that instead of being deported, many are being registered to vote.

“There is currently an unprecedented and a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system,” House Speaker Mike Johnson said. “And that is the threat of non-citizens and illegal aliens voting in our elections. In the last five and a half months or so, I’ve been to over 101 cities doing events all around the country in more than half the states. The first or second question that I’m asked in every public forum is about election security. Americans are deeply concerned about this. And it doesn’t matter where you live or whether you’re in a blue state or a red state, everyone’s concerned.”

Johnson blamed President Joe Biden and his administration’s policies for for what he described as widespread concern about election integrity.

“… we now have so many non-citizens in the country that if only one out of 100 of those voted, they would cast hundreds of thousands of votes,” the speaker added. “And since our elections are so razor thin in these days that we’re in, just a few precincts in a few states decide the makeup of Congress and who is elected to the White House. This is a dangerously high number, and it’s a great concern to millions and millions of Americans. It could obviously change the outcome of our elections, and this is not an empty threat or concern.”

It is already a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in a federal election. Despite this, Johnson said, “no current mechanism to ensure only those registering or voting are actually citizens. … If a nefarious actor wants to intervene in our elections, all they have to do is check a box on a form and sign their name. That’s it. That’s all that’s required. And there’s a very small chance that illegal would get caught [because] states do not have the election infrastructure in place to confirm what they’ve said.”

Johnson said noncitizens “can simply go to their local welfare office or the DMV and register to vote there,” adding that “states are currently prohibited from asking someone to prove that they’re a citizen when they use the federal voter registration form.”

He also gave examples of “a growing number of localities” that are “blurring the lines for non-citizens by allowing them to vote in municipal local elections.

“You might not know this, but non-citizens are voting,” he warned Americans. “Democrats have expressed a desire to turn on citizens and voters. That’s what this open border has been all about.”

Roy said the proposed SAVE Act “would thwart Democrat efforts to cement one-party rule by upholding and strengthening current law that permits only U.S. citizens to vote in Federal elections.”

Lee said the bill should “pass right away” and unanimously in both houses of Congress. “The only reason to oppose this … would be if you want noncitizens to vote.”

It also would create a new program requiring the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to share information with state registration systems. States would be required to identify noncitizens attempting to register to vote by accessing data in DHS’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program and the SSA’s Social Security Number Verification Service. The information would be compared with data from state agencies that supply state identification cards or driver’s licenses.

The bill also would require states to remove non-citizens from existing voter rolls and increases federal penalties for those who register non-citizens to vote in federal elections.

 

 

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