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.