I just watched a report on Fox News that scared the living he** out of me.
We know the border is open, and we know that there are significant gotaways that have entered this country over the last two-plus years.
That means there could be terrorists who have entered this country, but the numbers may be far more than I thought before.
"Special interest aliens" are migrants from countries that could possibly present a terror threat in this country.
I have always figured that with the relative numbers, we had five or six dozen possibly that entered the country, which is still far too many as we have seen the damage a single terror cell can do.
What I did not realize was the staggering numbers of these special interest aliens that have already been apprehended, which changes the percentages rather dramatically in terms of possible gotaways.
Fox News reported, “That data, confirmed by multiple CBP sources and reflects apprehensions between ports of entry between October 2021 and October 2023, shows that agents encountered 6,386 nationals from Afghanistan in that period as well as 3,153 from Egypt, 659 from Iran and 538 from Syria.
“Agents also encountered 13,624 from Uzbekistan, 30,830 from Turkey, 1,613 from Pakistan, 164 from Lebanon, 185 from Jordan, 139 from Yemen, 123 from Iraq and 15,594 from Mauritania. The data does not include information on how many of those migrants were removed or who were released into the U.S. with a court date.”
Here is the full report as it aired on Fox News…
Keep in mind, the numbers you heard in that report do NOT include Field Operations encounters by the CBP and gotaways.
In 2023, FBI terror list encounters recorded 151, which was a new record as well.
My thinking has now gone from five or six dozen to possibly more than 100 gotaways now floating around inside this country.
My concerns were reflected in a recent DHS report, which stated that "terrorists and criminal actors may exploit the elevated flow and increasingly complex security environment to enter the United States."
It continued, "Individuals with terrorism connections are interested in using established travel routes and permissive environments to facilitate access to the United States.”
I remember writing a report several months ago saying that I would not be surprised if a terror attack took place in this country before Biden left office or soon thereafter. I truly hope I am wrong, but this report has me terrified.