New numbers released in a calculated, late Friday night news dump over the weekend show an alarming and increasing number of suspected terrorists are entering the United States through the southern border with Mexico.
According to the data, Border Patrol agents have encountered 98 suspected terrorists in fiscal year 2022. In 2021, that number was 15. In 2020, it was three and in 2019, zero.
Border Patrol arrests of people on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) caught crossing illegally at the southern border, per CBP data.— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 24, 2022
FY’22 : 98
FY’21 : 15
FY’20 : 3
FY’19 : 0
FY’18 : 6
FY’17 : 2
At 98, FY’22 is nearly quadruple the previous five years *combined* (26).
"The Terrorist Screening Dataset (TSDS) – also known as the “watchlist” – is the U.S. government’s database that contains sensitive information on terrorist identities. The TSDS originated as the consolidated terrorist watchlist to house information on known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) but has evolved over the last decade to include additional individuals who represent a potential threat to the United States, including known affiliates of watchlisted individuals," U.S. Customs and Border Protection explains.
The current number only includes suspected terrorists who were caught, not the number embedded in the estimated one million illegal aliens who evaded law enforcement while entering the country and disappearing into American communities.
Late night drop🚨— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 22, 2022
CBP finally released the number of encounters Border Patrol at the southern border in Sept: Over 227,000. For fiscal year 2022, there were over 2.3 million encounters.
This does not include the number of illegal immigrants who managed to avoid apprehension. pic.twitter.com/6K3d7kncHm
If you think the lawlessness at the border and the millions illegally crashing it has been bad during Biden's term so far, wait until the numbers keep rolling in for this FY. Already shattering records again.— Border Patrol Union - NBPC (@BPUnion) October 24, 2022
We said months ago he was just getting started. And he was.
Republican Congressman Andy Biggs, who represents Arizona's 5th Congressional District, is sounding the alarm about the increase.
Malicious individuals are attempting to infiltrate our country at a higher rate than ever.— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) October 24, 2022
Nearly 100 terrorists were apprehended at the southern border in Fiscal Year 2022.
This total is more than all four years combined under President Trump.