Two Illegal Aliens Arrested by Border Patrol Were on FBI Terror Watch List
Terrorists intercepted amid Biden's border crisis
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officals have arrested two illegal immigrants from Yemen near Calexico, California.
Both of the men are included on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and No-Fly list.
A 33-year-old and 26-year-old were apprehended who both appeared on both government watch lists.
The older man was arrested on January 29 when border patrol agents “found a cellular phone sim card hidden underneath the insole of his shoe.”
He was transferred into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The second man was arrested last month and is now in “federal custody pending removal.”
Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino said in a press release:
“Part of the Border Patrol’s mission states we will protect the country from terrorists."
“Today, like every other day, our agents did that."
"These apprehensions at our border illustrates the importance of our mission and how we can never stop being vigilant in our everyday mission to protect this great country.”
The arrests come after news of additional members of the watch lists who were apprehended amid the ongoing border crisis:
The announcement comes less than a month after Axios reported that border patrol arrested at least four illegal aliens at the U.S.-Mexico border, matching names listed in the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database since Oct. 1 of last year.
Shortly before the report, corporate media outlets and Democrats clamored to deny and fact-check Republicans’ claims that Border Patrol arrested people from the terrorist watch list originating from countries such as “Yemen, Iran, Turkey.”
It also follows news that Border Patrol agents are letting nearly 1,000 illegal aliens cross the border every day unpursued because they are too focused on tending to the overwhelming number of unaccompanied minors and migrant families flooding holding centers.
In March alone, approximately 160,000 illegal aliens, including more than 18,000 unaccompanied teens and kids, came under the care of border patrol agents manning overcrowded facilities.
Neon Nettle reported that Border Patrol has intercepted convicted murderers and child rapists trying to cross the Southern border.
At the San Diego sector of the border, agents intercepted a “35-year-old El Salvadorian national, had been convicted in 2009 for aggravated sexual battery of a child under 13 in Virginia.”
The news comes after Border Patrol announced that 861 criminals, including gang members and sex offenders, have been encountered at the border.
Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings wrote on Twitter:
“Within the copious amounts of groups being encountered in” the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas."
A Salvadoran man with a prior conviction for murder was discovered along with 862 criminal aliens.