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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“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.
Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”
Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”
“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”
In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”
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