Senators Release Behind-the-Scenes Border Trip Footage After FBI's 'Elevated Terror Threat' Message to Congress: Illegal Immigrants Caught with Explosive Devices

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.
The senators said that over 8 million illegal border crossings have taken place under President Joe Biden's watch – and asserted that explosive devices found on some border crossers represent an elevated risk of terrorist acts against the United States and its citizens.
"We have just returned from our Southern Border, and it is painfully clear that with Joe Biden's open border policy, our country is really at an increased threat for a terrorist attack," Mr. Barrasso said at Tuesday's press conference.
In the past 23 months, since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2022, there have been at least 269 known or suspected terrorists that have been apprehended between ports of entry at the border – and likely many more among the “got-aways.”

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."
"The actions of Hamas and its allies will serve as an inspiration the likes of which we haven't seen since ISIS launched its so-called caliphate several years ago," said Mr. Wray, referring to the terrorist organization that captured swathes of Iraq and Syria about a decade ago before the United States deployed troops in the region to battle the group.

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, .
  In late October, it was also been disclosed that 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.
"To put this in perspective, in years past, that number was single digits – we're opening ourselves up for a terrorist attack," said Sen. Ricketts (at top, and right.)

Under President Joe Biden there have been 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.

On October 20th, President Biden decided to include – in his $105 billion funding request for U.S. support of Israel and Ukraine as they fight separate wars – roughly $13.6 billion for "border protection," saying it included money for hiring an additional 1,300 Border Patrol Agents, and 1,600 new Asylum Officers.