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Kevin McCarthy requests Kamala Harris attend FBI-CIA terror briefing: ‘I know she hasn’t been to the border’

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Two weeks ago, President Joe Biden announced Vice President Kamala Harris would lead the administration’s diplomatic efforts to address the root cause of the illegal immigration surge in the U.S.

Since assuming her new role, Harris has yet to hold a single press conference or travel to the border.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA after federal authorities revealed Monday that two Yemeni men on the FBI’s terror watch list were allegedly caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. This was the second time the men were caught near the border.

McCarthy has asked Harris to attend the briefing.

“I know she hasn’t been to the border,” McCarthy told Fox News. “I don’t know if she’s ever been briefed on this, but I think it’d be important that all the leaders, because this isn’t about Republican or Democrat, this is about the security of our nation. And everybody should be making sure our nation is secure.”

In addition to Harris, McCarthy has also requested the briefing be shared with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“We’ve got data that’s showing more than a thousand people come across every day that don’t even get encountered. So this is a real concern,” he said.

Sara Carter, who has been reporting from the border, called these people “got-aways” and said there’s a “big concern” that some of these immigrants entering the U.S. could be terrorists.

“Those are got-aways, those are people that they cannot identify, people that they have not traced, people that disappear into our country without any identity whatsoever,” Carter explained. “There’s a big concern among intelligence officials that some of those people could be terrorists.”

“So we know people on the terrorist watch list are coming into America,” McCarthy said. “How are they coming in? How many do we assume got through that we did not catch? Why were they on the watch list? What were they doing coming into the country? Do we have any intel based upon what did they have planned once they entered into the country? Who were they going to meet up with?”

“Who have we not caught that are now inside the country?” McCarthy asked.

V.P. Harris and President Biden have yet to make any plans to travel to the southern border.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Border Crisis by the numbers: in January agents seize 500lbs drugs and 70 criminals with outstanding warrants

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The first month of 2023 at the southern border is already looking bleak; just take a look at the numbers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in El Paso, Texas have seized over 500 pounds of hard drugs in January alone.

Additionally, the agency apprehended 62 people they were able to identify as having outstanding arrest warrants. Among the criminals were sex offenders.

The devastating numbers are not surprising, given that in December, the El Paso mayor declared a sate of emergency “after record numbers of people were released onto city streets and sidewalks by the Biden administration” reports The Center Square.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott also “sent 400 National Guard troops to restore order and provide humanitarian assistance” adds the media outlet. Border Patrol data showed in December, 55,766 illegal foreign nationals were apprehended in the El Paso Sector.

There were also 32,632 known and recorded gotaways in December, meaning they were able to evade getting captured by law and immigration officials. law enforcement officers told The Center Square that despite the skyrocket high numbers, “these seizures and apprehensions represent a fraction of the amount of people and drugs being trafficked to the southern border between ports of entry.”

 

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