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Report: Four people matching terror watchlist arrested at border

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On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed to Congress that four individuals arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 1 correspond with names on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database, a congressional aide briefed on the correspondence told Axios. This report comes amid a massive surge of Latin American migrants arriving at the border since January, when President Joe Biden took office.

Three of the detainees were from Yemen and the other was from Serbia, with the report not elaborating on their backgrounds beyond that.

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Compared to the number of similar individuals apprehended during recent full-length fiscal years, these four reported arrests surpass that, the source said in the report. In FY 2018, six people from Yemen and Bangladesh were arrested, wrote Axios.

House Republicans who ventured to the border on Monday, as the news outlet pointed out, said an unspecified number of migrants crossing the border had names corresponding with those on the watchlist.

The Department of Homeland Security prevented over 3,700 people on the watchlist from entering the U.S. during FY 2017—which ended September 30, 2017—per Axios. However, most of them were stopped at airports.

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Two dozen states sending National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

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“The border is secure” says Vice President Kamala Harris; yet almost two dozen states are sending up to 2,500 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. The assistance is aimed at helping federal immigration officials handle the border crisis.

“Groups that support tougher immigration restrictions say the deployment of the National Guard troops will help overburdened federal agencies deal with the surge of illegal immigration”, reports the Center Square.

The deployments were requested by the U.S. Department of Defense and Republican-led states like Kentucky, South Carolina and Arkansas, as well as Democratic-led states such as Rhode Island and Illinois will all be sending assistance. Other states sending troops include Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, DOD officials said.

“Several other states – Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington – will be providing National Guard aviation support for border operations, according to the department.”

“The U.S. Virgin Islands has also committed National Guard troops to the mission, which is being overseen by the U.S. Northern Command.”

The Center Square reports:

The troops were requested by DOD to assist U.S. Border Patrol in dealing with a surge of illegal trafficking of people, weapons and drugs into the country. The troops will work only in support missions, a Defense Department spokesman said, and are prohibited under federal law from detaining undocumented migrants or others caught crossing into the United States illegally…

…The U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border more than 1.8 million times since October, breaking previous records, according to the agency. The Center Square, through its sources, reported in August the number of illegal entries is nearly 5 million since Biden began to occupy the White House in January 2020.

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