Two individuals from Yemen who are on the FBI’s Terrorism watchlist were apprehended after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border.
Borer Patrol apprehended the two individuals on two separate occasions. The first was apprehended back in January and was caught near the California-Mexico border. The second individual was caught in March near the same area.
From The Daily Caller:
“CBP adjudicates individuals encountered at and between our ports of entry against several classified and unclassified databases to determine if they pose a threat to national security, consistent with the law,” Long told the DCNF.
“While encounters of known and suspected terrorists at our borders are very uncommon, they underscore the importance of the critical work our agents carry out on a daily basis to vet all individuals encountered at our borders,” Long said.
Another Yemeni, 33, was arrested at 1 a.m. on Jan. 29, around three miles from the Calexico Port of Entry, according to CBP. He was also taken to the El Centro Processing Center where agents discovered he was on the FBI’s screening database as well as the no-fly list.
CBP also found a cell phone sim card hidden beneath the insole of the Yemini’s shoe, according to the announcement. The man has been transferred to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody. (RELATED: 4 People Arrested At Southern Border Since October Were On FBI’s Terrorist Database: REPORT)
Since October, there have been 4 individuals apprehended near the border who were on the terror watchlist. While the FBI terror watchlist is not perfect and many are put on the list for little to no reason, the idea that people from around the world are traveling across the southern border unchecked is deeply concerning for many.