Psaki: 'Very Uncommon’ for Suspected Terrorists to Cross The Border
WH Press secretary defends Biden's border security
White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to the news that two suspected terrorists on the FBI watch list were arrested at the border, saying it was "very uncommon."
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki if Joe Biden was keeping the border safe.
“First, let me convey that these sets of incidents are very uncommon,” Psaki said.
Neon Nettle reported earlier that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officals 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.”
The arrests have signaled the Biden’s border policies are failing as the border crisis gets worse.
Kevin McCarthy said during a visit to the border in March:
“When you go out to Monument 3, and you talk to those agents, it’s not just people from Mexico or Honduras or El Salvador, they are now finding people from Yemen, Iran, Turkey,” McCarthy said during a visit to the border in March.
“People on the terrorist watch list they are catching, and they are rushing it all at once.”
Every day, 1000+ migrants cross our border unencountered by Border Patrol. Thankfully, two men from Yemen on the terrorist watch list were just caught and arrested.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 5, 2021
But what about the other “getaways?” What is President Biden’s plan to address this national security threat?
But Psaki argued the arrests proved the border security system was working under Biden.
“While this is rare, this is a reflection of them doing their job,” she said.
Besides terrorists, 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."