‘Another 9/11:’ Law Enforcement Warns of Terrorists Coming into America Among Illegal Aliens

Former law enforcement officials have been issuing warnings about a renewed threat of terrorism in the United States as the Biden Administration has failed to address the rise in terror suspects sneaking into the country via the southern border.

As reported by Just The News, a recent report by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), an incident occurred last year in which a terrorist was released into the United States by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shortly after his apprehension. The terrorist was then allowed to roam freely throughout the country for about two weeks before he was arrested again by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

After he was initially apprehended in April of 2022, the terror watchlist suspect was released “without providing information requested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) that would have confirmed the migrant was a positive match with the Terrorist Screening Data Set (Terrorist Watchlist),” according to the OIG report. He was finally arrested again on May 6th, but the arrest was delayed due to “challenges transferring documentation while planning to arrest the migrant and obtaining GPS data while conducting the arrest.”

Mark Morgan, the former CBP Commissioner during the Trump Administration, described the report as “a huge black eye” for the Biden Administration’s border enforcement efforts – or lack thereof – as well as counterterrorism operations meant to keep the homeland safe. Under the Biden Administration, Morgan added, the main objective of the Border Patrol now “is not to secure the border, your job is to process and release illegal aliens as fast as possible.”

“[W]e know they’ve encountered an unprecedented number, hundreds of illegal aliens that are on the terrorist screening database,” said Morgan in an interview. “Think about how many potential, would-be illegal aliens that could serve as a potential national security threat are among the 1.7 million. We literally could have the next terrorist sleeper cell in the United States planning the next terrorist attack, and we would have no idea. That’s fact, it’s not hyperbole.”

The total number of encounters with suspected terrorists at the southern border has reached record highs under the Biden Administration. Thus far in Fiscal Year 2023, CBP has, by its own numbers, apprehended at least 464 known or suspected terrorists at the southern border. That amount comes close to surpassing the overall total of apprehended terror suspects in the prior fiscal year, at 478.

Get the news corporate media won't tell you.

Get caught up on today's must read stores!

By submitting your information, you agree to receive exclusive AG+ content, including special promotions, and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms. By providing your phone number and checking the box to opt in, you are consenting to receive recurring SMS/MMS messages, including automated texts, to that number from my short code. Msg & data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to end. SMS opt-in will not be sold, rented, or shared.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)