On Tuesday, Donald Trump expressed concern over the heightened vulnerability of the United States to domestic terror strikes, attributing this increased risk to the porous nature of the Southern border.
“With the millions of people that Crooked Joe Biden has allowed into the United States through his ridiculous Open Borders Policy, mostly young men, and large numbers of TERRORISTS, the U.S. is more vulnerable from inside terror attacks than at any time in its history, BY FAR! MAGA,” Trump said In a post on the social media platform Truth Social.
The remarks made by Trump are in response to recent data released by Customs and Border Patrol (CPB), which indicates a record-breaking number of interactions with individuals seeking to unlawfully enter the United States. Specifically, the data reveals that about 2.5 million individuals have crossed the border during this fiscal year.
The announcement of the most significant illegal border crossing figures to date was discreetly made on Saturday morning.
A total of 169 individuals with potential ties to terrorism were found, surpassing the cumulative figure from prior years. However, given the presence of about 1.6 million individuals who successfully evaded detection, it remains uncertain how many individuals managed to cross the border unobserved.
BREAKING: CBP reports Border Patrol arrested 18 people on the FBI’s terror watchlist at the southern border in September, bringing the total for FY’23 to 169, the highest year ever recorded & higher than previous 6 years – combined.
FY23 – 169
FY22 – 98
FY21 – 15
FY20 – 3
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) October 21, 2023
The document provided by the Intelligence Division of Customs and Border Protection’s San Diego Field Office cautions against the potential infiltration of Hamas, PIJ, and Hezbollah terrorists into the United States.
The data, which was sought by the Republican leadership of the House Homeland Security Committee, has also indicated that in 95% of instances, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) allowed entry to individuals who were not classified as refugees.
NEW: According to DHS documents obtained by the @HomelandGOP, over 95% of the 278,431 individuals who requested a CBP One app appointment between 1/12/23 & 9/30/2023 were paroled/released into the US, including:
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) October 24, 2023
Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) issued a statement expressing “Secretary Mayorkas has utterly abused the CBP One app in his quest for open borders.” Chairman Green further asserts that “These numbers are proof that Mayorkas’ operation is a smokescreen for the mass release of individuals into this country who would otherwise have zero claim to be admitted.”
Green further emphasized that “At a time when global tensions are rising, and our enemies are growing bolder, releasing tens of thousands of these people into our communities — especially when they have not received adequate, if any, vetting — is irresponsible.”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz reiterated President Trump’s cautionary statement over the potential for acts of terrorism on Tuesday, emphasizing “This open border is an invitation for terrorists to come.”
“This open border is an invitation for terrorists to come.” pic.twitter.com/22rvmAGYm8
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 25, 2023
Earlier this week, President Trump made a commitment to “keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country,” also promising that he would “immediately restore and expand the Trump travel ban” and “halt all of the refugee settlements to the United States” on “day one” back in office.
“They want to come in, they want to bring the same people that are shooting rockets at Israel, they want to come into the United States. I don’t think a lot of good things are going to happen,” Trump added, giving his word that “I will implement strong ideological screening of all immigrants. If you hate America, if you want to abolish Israel, if you don’t like our religion — which a lot of them don’t — if you sympathize with jihadists, then we don’t want you in our country and you are not getting in.”
Early in October Trump issued a warning about the attack on Israel, also.
According to Trump, the invasion of Israel has raised concerns about the near possibility of a third world war.
President Trump issued a cautionary statement while addressing supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, shortly after the commencement of Hamas’ military incursion into the nation.
According to Trump’s statement, “We are closer to World War III than we’ve ever been. And I’m the only one that will prevent World War III.”
Trump on to assert that a potential conflict of this nature would possess unparalleled lethality, citing notable developments in weaponry.
“That won’t be a war with army tanks going back and forth, too,” Trump warned. “That will be a war with weaponry the likes of which this world has never seen before … I know it. I know it better than anybody.”
The ex-president strongly criticized President Joe Biden’s leadership, asserting that his actions “caused this war with his stupidity” both domestically and internationally, attributing it to his lack of intelligence. Trump cited other acts taken by the Biden administration as factors, such as relaxed border rules and voter identification legislation.
Biden has faced persistent allegations regarding his alleged role in facilitating the Hamas offensive against Israel.
During the weekend after the attack, a number of Republican presidential candidates highlighted the recent release of $6 billion in blocked Iranian cash, which was contingent upon the liberation of five Americans who were jailed in Iran.
These candidates asserted that the provision of monies facilitated the occurrence of the attack.