The Nation's Worst Nightmare: 16 'Terrorist Watch List' Arrests in April Obliterates Record, Brings 2023 Total to 96

The concerning numbers come thru "Ports of Entry" – 328 Airports & Seaports around the country where CBP provides Security & Operations 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officials have reported there were 275,448 encounters between Border Patrol Agents and unauthorized illegal immigrants during the of month April, and alarmingly, CBP Officials also arrested 16 more individuals on the FBI's "Terrorist Watch List" who were attempting to sneak into the United States. Including the 16 in April, the total of Terrorist Watch List apprehensions for 2023 now sits at 96 for the fiscal year – almost equal to the 98 caught in all of 2022.

The alarming number obliterates all previous records, and will only get worse as there are still five months remaining in Fiscal Year 2023.

Since the start of Fiscal Year 2021, agents at the southern border have detected 209 people on the Terrorist Watch List – which by contrast, from 2017 through 2020 during Donald Trump's presidency, detected a total of 11.

The 16 new terrorism suspects apprehended in April by CBP Agents at the Southern Border came after a total of:
  • 11 were apprehended in March
  • 16 were apprehended in February, and
  • 15 were apprehended in January
Prior to Joe Biden moving into the Whate House, there were a total of:
  • 3 such apprehensions during all of Fiscal Year 2020
  • 3 in FY 2019
  • 6 in FY 2018, and
  • 2 in FY 2012
Also, among the additional worrying numbers in April was a 43% surge in illegal immigrants traveling as families who were caught by the Border Patrol.

Authorities believe that the more people caught, the more are getting through. That’s also likely true for instances of both drugs and specific classes of migrants – such as the terrorism suspects.

All told, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol reported catching 182,114 illegal immigrants at the Southern Border, and 977 more at the Northern Border. Officers at the nation's official "Ports of Entry" – which numbers 328 Airports & Seaports throughout the country where CBP provides Security & Facilitation Operations – encountered another 29,287 unauthorized migrants at the Southern Border, and 13,155 at the Northern Border.

But the big number came at "Ports of Entry" – not along the nation's borders.

Nearly 50,000 Unauthorized Migrants came through the nation's Airports & Seaports in April. That included a record surge of Venezuelans who rushed the border – defying Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s insistence that his new “parole” program for Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans and Nicaraguans had solved the crisis situation seen during Mr. Biden's presidency.

That represents a major shift in the patterns of illegal immigrants – and it is one Mr. Mayorkas has pushed for.
By creating what he calls “lawful pathways” that allow migrants who lack a visa or other permit to enter the United States nonetheless, most are being ushered into the U.S. via President Biden's new "power of parole” policy, which grants the illegal immigrants short-term permission to be in the U.S.

The April numbers came before Mr. Biden lifted the Title 42 restrictions, the border expulsion authority that expired on May 11th.

In the days ahead of the expiration, the border saw its worst days ever, with more than 10,000 people pouring in each day.
  The terrorism numbers were revealed Wednesday as part of Homeland Security’s monthly illegal immigration update.

During Joe Biden's first year in the Whate House, there were just 16 Terrorist Watch List apprehensions during all of FY 2021.