70 Migrants on Terrorist Watch List Apprehended this Year After Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents along the Mexico-Canada border have arrested 70 migrants who crossed between ports of entry so far this year. This compares to last year’s record-breaking concern that he had 98 of her immigrants on the FBI’s list for the entire 2022 fiscal year. The five-month total has even surpassed all four of his years in the Trump administration combined.

A CBP Enforcement Statistics report The report, published by US Customs and Border Protection, reveals the arrests of 70 immigrants on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Data Set (TSDS) watch list. The five-month total included 69 people arrested along the southwestern border with Mexico between October 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023. The remaining arrests were made along the Canadian border with the United States.

“Individuals on the TSDS watch list will be found by U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) after entry without inspection and, to the extent possible under CBP policy, will be detained and removed or, if necessary, subsequently detained. They may be detained or turned over to another government agency for law enforcement action,” the CBP official reported. “The TSDS began as a consolidated terrorist watchlist for storing information about known or suspected terrorists (KSTs), but over the past decade it has grown to include known We now include additional individuals representing potential threats.”

The number of arrested immigrants on the TSDS watch list increased exponentially during the Biden administration. arrested immigrants. That number jumped to 16 in a single year after the Biden administration made changes to immigration and border security policies the following year. This was followed by a surge in his TSDS immigration anxiety to his 98 in fiscal year 2022.

This year’s report shows 70 immigrants listed on the TSDS have been arrested in five months, and the administration is on pace to break records again in its 23rd fiscal year.

CBP officers stationed at ports of entry along the Southwest and Canadian borders also set a record of 380 TSDS-listed immigrants attempting to enter the United States in fiscal year 2022. of entry.

Immigrants on the TSDS watch list are a small fraction of the number of encounters nationwide with people on known or suspected terrorist lists. released information from a leaked FBI database showing 7,712 potential terrorist encounters over the course of the year.

Bob Price Associate Editor and Senior News Contributor on the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of his Texas team at Breitbart. Price is a regular panelist at Fox 26 Houston’s. what’s your point? Sunday morning talk show. follow him on twitter @Bob Price BBTX.

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