The southern border crisis is not just a humanitarian issue, it’s a terrorist threat. Two men from Yemen on the FBI’s terror watchlist were apprehended trying to enter the United States in the same manner as migrants fleeing their homelands for a better future.
The two men, ages 33 and 26 were arrested in recent months for illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico. Records checks revealed they were on a suspected terrorism watchlist as well as the “no-fly” list. According to the FBI, the terror watchlist includes people “known to be or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activities.”
Both men were caught in California near the Calexico Port of Entry in separate incidents on January 29th and March 30th according to the Customs and Border Protection. The older man had a mobile phone SIM card under the insole of his shoe.
Identities of the men have not been released. News of the terrorist arrests comes after Republican lawmakers have toured the southern border and cited Customs and Border Protection agents that suspected terrorists have indeed been attempting to cross borders.
Lawmakers also learned that cartels, drug smugglers and human traffickers are running rampant and controlling our borders. The number of migrant crossings in March hit a fifteen-year high with agents taking in over 171,000 migrants into custody.