Lawsuit: Biden’s DHS Withholding Information on Terror Suspects Caught Crossing the Border

An immigration think tank has filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), alleging that the agency has been deliberately withholding crucial information on terror suspects who have crossed the southern border.

As reported by Breitbart, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) sued the DHS after the agency refused to respond to the group’s prior Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, demanding access to  “records reflecting the nationalities and group affiliations of the record-breaking 270 illegal border-crossers who have flagged on the FBI terrorism watch since 2021.”

The FOIA request was made back in August, but no response ever came from the DHS.

“CIS believed filing this suit was necessary for multiple reasons,” said CIS’s Chief FOIA Counsel Colin Farnsworth. “There is a heightened public interest in the requested records, and there are indications [Customs and Border Patrol] is imposing unreasonable delays on the processing of those records.”

Ever since Joe Biden took office, the federal government has deliberately refused to enforce basic immigration laws and has allowed millions of illegal aliens to flood into the country, as part of the Democratic Party’s broader desire to give them amnesty in order to guarantee new voters for the party. One of the additional concerns regarding this flow of illegals is that foreign terrorists will take advantage of the open border to sneak into the country and plot another terrorist attack against the U.S.

In the nearly three years since Biden first took office, roughly 300 illegal aliens have been arrested who appear on the government’s “Terrorist watch List.” The DHS warned in an internal memo that this pattern represents a serious threat to America’s national security, with officials admitting that they “expect continued high numbers of migrant encounters over the next year” and that “terrorists and criminal actors may exploit the elevated flow and increasingly complex security environment to enter the United States.”

The threat of international terrorism via the southern border has only increased in the aftermath of large-scale terrorist attacks against Israel by the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas three weeks ago, with riots and protests by pro-Palestinian forces sprouting up within the United States and spreading rapidly.

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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: EAGLE PASS, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 30: As seen from an aerial view, a U.S. Border Patrol agent supervises as immigrants walk into the United States after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on September 30, 2023 in Eagle Pass, Texas. The agent had cut coils of razor wire to let them pass through for processing. Immigration and border security have become major issues in ongoing negotiations to fund the U.S. government. A recent surge in immigrant crossings has overwhelmed border authorities. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)