Customs and Border Protection (CBP) removed a press release from their website outlining the arrest of two Yemeni illegal immigrants that attempted to cross the border who were on the FBI’s terror watch list. CBP said the press release was not properly reviewed and contained certain policy information related to national security that required them to take it down.
Federal officials announced the arrests of the two Yemeni men near the Calexico Port of Entry in California on Monday. Both men were on the government’s “no-fly” list.
Sara Carter joined “Hannity” Tuesday to discuss the real reason why CBP deleted the press release.
Sources told Carter that the Biden administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wanted the press release removed because they didn’t want the public to be alarmed of threats of terrorism at the border.
“The sources that I spoke to in DHS as well as intelligence said that people in the Biden administration and particularly officials in the Department of Homeland Security wanted that press release down because they didn’t want the public to be alarmed at the very real threat that the border poses,” she said.
Carter said Customs and Border Protection told her that 1,000 illegal immigrants enter the border everyday without encountering border patrol officers and 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.”
In response to the two Yemeni men from the FBI watch list that were apprehended at the border, White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki dismissed the risk of terrorism and said such incidents are “very uncommon.”
“First, let me convey that these types of incidents are very uncommon,” Psaki said at a Tuesday press conference. “Encounters of known and suspected terrorists are very uncommon. They do underscore the importance of the critical work that is done on a daily basis to vet those at the border.”
“DHS works, not just at the border … but also with international partners to share intelligence and other information including to prevent individuals on certain watchlists from entering the United States,” she said.
“So while this is rare. This is a reflection of them doing their jobs,” Psaki said.
Host Sean Hannity slammed Psaki for her Tuesday statement.
“If we didn’t have open borders there would be no terrorists crossing the border,” Hannity said.
“Jen, one terrorist is all that it takes.”
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Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment
Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.
In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.
“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”
The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”
Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.
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