Republicans Raise Terror Alarm after Illegal Immigrants Caught with Explosive Devices
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Republican Senators have sounded the alarm on Joe Biden's border crisis after Border Patrol Agents have continually caught illegal border crossers carrying explosive devices that at least one Senator – John Barrasso of Wyoming, the leader of the Senate Republican Caucus – said were "tailor-made for terrorism."
Mr. Barrasso said that the number of illegal border crossings has "gotten so bad, that Homeland Security has raised the terror threat because so many people are coming in illegally and there are so many gotaways – people that run and hide in an effort to not be detected."
Mr. Barrasso made the startling revelations at a recent Capitol Hill Press Conference alongside a number of his fellow Senators following their recent trip to – and extensive tour of – the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Terror Threat Rises
An increased and "elevated terror threat" against the United States and its citizens has also been flagged by FBI Director Christopher Wray (right,) who issued a stark warning while testifying before Congress on Tuesday, Oct. 31st.
Mr. Wray told lawmakers recently that since the Oct. 7th attack by the Hamas terror group against Israeli civilians and soldiers, there have been multiple foreign terrorist organizations calling for attacks against Americans and the West, significantly raising the threat posed by what he described as "homegrown extremists."
But the terror threat has been on the rise for some time.
Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a National Terrorism Advisory Bulletin saying that the United States is in a "heightened threat environment" – citing in part individuals with links to foreign terrorist organizations who may target schools, government facilities, or critical infrastructure.
In September, over 269,000 people were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, a record high for a single month.
There have been 1.7 million "gotaways" since President Biden assumed office, .
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Agents seized multiple illegal immigrants carrying with them improvised explosive devices that Senator Barrasso said were the "size of cannonballs" and were "tailor-made for terrorism."
Speaking at the press conference, Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) said that, due to what he said were President Biden's "failed" border policies, there were 18 people on the terrorist watchlist caught entering the United States illegally in September – and 172 last year.
Under President Joe Biden there have been a reported 8 million illegal border crossings, which is equivalent to the metropolis of New York City. There have also been 6.3 million encounters and over 1.7 million “got-aways” since Biden took office.
“With the war waging in Israel, the Border Patrol has sent out formal guidance saying be on the look-out for Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists,” said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“People are showing up here from around the world, and the placed in the interior of our country – literally by the millions.