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DHS Admits Biden’s Border Crisis Is Making It Easier For Terrorists To Enter America

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has acknowledged that terrorists from abroad are taking advantage of the Biden-manufactured border crisis to enter the United States.

Released last month by the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the “Homeland Threat Assessment” for fiscal year 2024 includes an admission by the agency that international terrorists are looking to capitalize on the Biden administration’s open border policies and the resulting influx of illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border to enter the American homeland.

Under the section titled, “Border and Immigration Security,” the report specifically noted how “terrorists and criminal actors may exploit the elevated flow and increasingly complex security environment to enter the United States.”

The agency further acknowledged that “individuals with potential terrorism connections” are actively attempting to enter the U.S. thanks to the ongoing crisis.

About 160 people on the Terrorist Screening Data Set (TSDS) or “watchlist” were encountered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before the end of the 2023 fiscal year, surpassing the 100 or so encountered in the entire 2022 fiscal year.

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According to the report, “Inclusion in the TSDS ranges from known associates of watchlisted individuals, such as family members, to individuals directly engaged in terrorist activity.”

Despite President Joe Biden and his administration’s repeated claims that they want a “secure” border, they have actively worked to dismantle such measures.

Shortly after taking office, Biden rescinded the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy and began auctioning off construction materials for the border wall. Those who crossed the border illegally and sought asylum were required to remain in the Latin American country until their court hearing.

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The New York Post reports that since Joe Biden became vice president, close to 7 million illegal immigrants have been “encountered” at the U.S.-Mexico border. The millions of “got aways” who evaded CBP officers are not included in this estimate.

Hamas, a terrorist organization based in Gaza that receives Iranian support, killed at least 1,200 people in a series of unprovoked attacks on Israel last month. Most of the victims were civilians. The DHS assessment had been issued weeks earlier.

Since the attacks, fears have arisen that terrorist groups based outside the United States could use the country’s porous borders to gain entry and carry out attacks here.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an order for “heightened public safety measures,” emphasizing the protection of the state’s Jewish community and working in tandem with local and federal law enforcement to counteract any potential terrorist attacks.

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DHS has released a new threat assessment in which it singles out Iran as the leading state-sponsor of terrorism worldwide and notes that Iran “intent to plot attacks against current and former US government officials.”

“Iran relies on individuals with pre-existing access to the United States for surveillance and lethal plotting—using dual nationals, members of criminal networks, and private investigators,” the report reads, adding that Tehran has even attempted to carry out plots “that do not require international travel for operatives.”

The report also mentioned Hezbollah, a terrorist organization based in Lebanon that receives support from Iran.

The number of border jumpers arrested by the Border Patrol rose by more than 30 percent in August, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Over the course of the last month, an unprecedented average of nearly 6,000 people crossed the border illegally, with half of them traveling in “family migrant units” that included children.

Government data obtained by CBS News show that the United States has carried out fewer than one hundred deportations under a program established by the Biden administration in May to deter unlawful entries by migrant families.

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