According to the Department of Homeland Security, border patrol agents apprehended 15 individuals in May who were on the FBI’s terror watchlist, breaking new records. This brings the year’s total to 50 individuals with the potential to see over 100 by the end of the year.
For reference, the attacks on 9/11 were carried out by just 19 islamic terrorists.
While the department of homeland security does not release specific information on those detained, credible sources have informed the public that two individuals were handed over to the FBI on May 13th and were from Yemen.
In January of last year the United States declared the Houthi militant group in Yemen one of it’s main foreign terrorist threats.
Former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan commented on the latest apprehensions saying
“I’m concerned that the next terrorist attacker is already in the United States because of open border policies. There is a legitimate national security vulnerability on our southern border.”
This news comes after a plot to assassinate former President George W Bush came to light last month. According to the FBI, the man coordinating the assassination planned to smuggle four ISIS-linked terrorists over the southern border. The man also scouted locations frequented by the former president.