CBP Caught 16 Terrorists Crossing Southern Border in February Alone

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revealed that agents apprehended 16 terrorists in February who had been caught illegally crossing the U.S. Southern Border.

New CBP data shows that 16 people caught crossing the border were on the FBI’s terror watch list.

According to Fox News, the total number of individuals on the watchlist found to be attempting to enter the country so far this fiscal year is now 69.

CBP expects the trend to continue, however.

This year is already on track to smash last fiscal year’s record 98 encounters with terrorists at the border.

Between FY17 and FY20 there were only 8 of these terror watchlist arrests.

2021 saw just 15.

When both the Southern and Northern borders are taken into account, CBP agents have stopped 214 people listed in the Terrorist Screening Database stopped during FY23 to date.

Last year, the total was 380.

The year before that saw only 157 encounters with terrorists.

The latest data shows that on the whole, CBP apprehended 128,877 people who crossed the border illegally in January.

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Another 128,913 were caught in February.

Those figures are down from December when a record amount of illegal crossings were recorded, as 251,487 illegal immigrants crossed.

December marked the highest monthly total in history.

A total of 17 individuals on the terrorism watchlist were apprehended.

Last week, during testimony before the House, Border Patrol chief Raúl Ortiz contradicted Biden administration officials by stating that there is a full-on crisis on the southern border.

As Slay News reported, Ortiz warned lawmakers that it is not secure, and urged them to finish President Donald Trump’s border wall.

Ortiz noted that there have already been approximately 385,000 known gotaways at the border since fiscal year 2023 began on Oct 1.

That is in addition to 600,000 in FY’22, and 390,000 in FY’21.

There have been approximately 1.4 million gotaways since start of FY’21.

READ MORE: Marjorie Taylor Greene Blows Whistle on Biden’s Border Debacle: ‘I Think People Deserve to Know’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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