As War Rages, Report Indicates Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants From The Middle East Have Been Apprehended At Border In Past 2 Years

Data from the CBP indicates thousands of illegal immigrants from the Middle East have been apprehended at the border in the past two years.
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Data from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) indicates that thousands of illegal immigrants heralding from the Middle East have been apprehended at the southern border in the past two years.

The news comes as terrorist attacks in Israel have killed over 1,100 people, including at least 9 Americans. Hamas launched an attack with a barrage of rockets and hundreds of terrorists who invaded several Israeli communities near their own border.

Now, data leaked to Fox News raises concerns about “special interest aliens” from the Middle East infiltrating the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defines “special interest aliens” as “a non-U.S. person who … potentially poses a national security risk to the United States or its interests” and who has been “evaluated to possibly have a nexus to terrorism.”

The data, confirmed by Fox through multiple CBP sources, 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.”

Those numbers encompass data tracked between October of 2021 to the current month, just prior to the Hamas invasion.

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Illegal Immigrants Crossing The US Border From The Middle East

Keep in mind that those numbers only reference the number of illegal immigrants from the Middle East who were actually arrested by border agents.

It does not include “migrants” who entered through ports of entry, nor does it address a much bigger concern – those who managed to get through without being tracked.

More than 7.2 million illegal immigrants have crossed the border since Joe Biden took office, including at least 1.5 million “gotaways” who vanished into the country.

Border Patrol sources told Fox News that the concern for these illegal immigrants coming from the Middle East is amplified because they “have little to no ways to vet them.”

Additionally, at least 151 individuals on the terror watchlist have been arrested at ports of entry so far this fiscal year — a massive increase from the previous administration.

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FBI Investigating Threats To The US

A threat assessment published by the DHS just last month warned that “terrorists and criminal actors may exploit the elevated flow and increasingly complex security environment to enter the United States.”

The FBI announced that they were taking a break from exclusively trying to track down MAGA grandmas at the Capitol riot and “closely monitoring unfolding events” involving Israel and Hamas.

The Political Insider reported in late August that the FBI is struggling to “identify and assess” more than a dozen illegal immigrants after they crossed the southern border with the aid of a smuggler with ties to the terrorist group ISIS.

That news trounced Democrat talking points claiming that illegal immigrants being identified at the border on the terror watchlist as evidence that the Biden administration is successfully flagging such threats.

Aside from leaving the borders wide open, President Biden and his administration removed terror groups from the foreign terrorist blacklist and unlocked billions of dollars for Iranian terrorists.

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