Joe Biden’s open border policies are attracting a historic surge of potentially dangerous illegal immigrants, many from non-Central-American, terror-linked Muslim nations, according to new eyewitness reports. “It’s up 300%, 400%. Be prepared. They’re coming,” according to a new report from border expert Todd Bensman, who has been charting the historic traffic of illegal immigrants since Biden took office. His report highlighted a ‘record 10,000 so-called ‘extracontinental’ migrants” — or those not from Latin America.
Free Beacon (h/t Nita) Intelligence officials told the White House in a classified briefing that individuals with ties to terrorist groups may be illegally crossing the southern border, contradicting claims by Democrats that the immigration crisis does not constitute a national security threat.
Immigrants with connections to Islamic terrorist groups have begun taking advantage of what one senior Customs and Border Protection official called “a porous border.” In April, border patrol officers arrested two Yemeni nationals on a terrorist watch list. National security officials have pledged to assist officers in counterterrorism operations at the U.S.-Mexico border to help the strapped agency handle the influx of threats.
Washington Examiner While journalists have been focused on the crossings of Latin Americans at the U.S.-Mexico line, Bensman’s latest report for the Center for Immigration Studies comes from a well-known passage area in Panama where suspected terrorists and others unable to legally get into the United States travel through. He quoted a House lawmaker and two journalists who charted the trafficking surge.
“The numbers are the highest ever this month. They have dramatically, dramatically, dramatically increased,” journalist Michael Yon told him from Panama.
“It’s so easy at this point for someone who has ill intentions for America, who wants to commit a terrorist act, to meld in with these migrants traveling through, to get into America,” Wisconsin Rep. Tim Tiffany added. “There are so many coming. We have no idea who they are. It’s easy for the bad guys right now to get into our country because the system is overwhelmed,” said Tiffany.
Drastic policy changes have led to a surge of illegal immigration, which is overwhelming Border Patrol and exacerbating the public health situation.
I sent a letter to @SecMayorkas expressing concerns and requesting answers about the Biden admin’s handling of the border crisis. pic.twitter.com/ufHWWzWTJc
— Rep. Tom Tiffany (@RepTiffany) April 14, 2021
Bensman, who recently published a book revealing potential terrorist border crossings, put the spotlight on the Darien Gap jungle passage between Colombia and Panama for two reasons.
One, it is where those from terror-linked nations, such as Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, pass through to join other illegal immigrants heading to the U.S. Also, it is where some immigrants can be identified as not being eligible for political asylum claims since they are typically coming from safe countries such as South Korea.
American journalist Chuck Holton told Bensman that of the hundreds of migrants he interviewed, only a few could claim asylum — but will.
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“All the rest have been living in Chile, Ecuador, and Brazil for three or four years. That shows that they knew there was no use in trying to make into the United States for four years under Trump until a new president got in and they could head north,” Holton said. “Those people started to slow down and stop because of COVID and Donald Trump, and now that COVID is lifting and Trump is gone, they’re making a mad rush for it because they’ve got to get in while the getting is good,” he added.
Bensman wrote that Tiffany believes the public is unaware of the dangers caused by Biden’s border opening.