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Sara Carter: There’s a ‘big concern’ that some of the immigrants crossing the border are terrorists

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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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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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