The U.S. Border Patrol has reported to have apprehended over 70,000 “special interest aliens” coming into the United States over the course of the past two years, most of who came from the Middle East.
“Special interest aliens” are illegal immigrants who come from a country that either promotes terrorism, provides space for terrorists, or is a potential security threat to America.
New Data obtained by Fox has revealed “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.” (Poll: Are Democrats Responsible For Border Crisis? VOTE)
🚨 Biden admin releases all-time worst border crossing numbers so far in 2023:
2.4 million apprehensions
172 on terrorist watchlist
8 million illegal entries since Biden took office
72,823 special interest aliens (ties to terrorism) https://t.co/zDLEAs2ag4
— Katie Daviscourt 🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) October 22, 2023
“Border Patrol sources tell me they have extreme concerns about who is coming into the country because they have little to no way of vetting people from these special interest countries,” Fox News’ Bill Melugin posted online.
“I’m told unless have committed a crime previously in the U.S., or they are on some sort of federal watchlist, there’s no way to know who they are because most of their home countries don’t share data/records with the U.S., so there is nothing to match a name to when BP agents run fingerprints,” he added.
The numbers do not include those who escaped the hands of Border Patrol agents upon entry to the U.S.