U.S’s Migration Crisis: An Invitation Card to Violent Criminals
Hundreds of illegals appear on watch lists
So far this year, 78 individuals whose names appear in the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) attempted to cross the southern border into the U.S. In August alone, a dozen of them tried to do the same. The Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) is the central terrorist watch list consolidated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Terrorist Screening Center and used by multiple agencies to compile their specific watch lists.
Recent figures show that the United States is experiencing a real migration crisis, unlike what the Biden administration claims. In 2017, only two individuals included on the FBI’s watch list were apprehended. They were six in 2018, zero in 2019, three in 2020, and 15 in 2021. But the situation is likely worse than it seems since over 500,000 illegal migrants — the “gotaways” — have managed to sneak into American territory this year without being caught by border agents.
Terrorists Evacuated From Afghanistan
The chaos that reigns at the U.S.-Mexico border is not the only migration issue the American authorities are facing. In early May, Project Veritas revealed that a number of Afghan nationals repatriated by Washington after their evacuation in the summer of 2021 posed a threat to national security. Some of those nationals have been granted work visas in the United States despite being on the terrorism watch list.
As of May, Operation Allies Welcome, which served to evacuate thousands of Afghans after the Taliban seized power in August 2021, had brought more than 84,000 of them to the United States. At least three of those Afghans, according to Project Veritas, are deemed extremely dangerous.
But two U.S. Senators, Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), brought up more disturbing statistics. Hawley and Johnson have indeed raised concerns about the possible presence on American soil of 324 Afghan evacuees whose names appear in the Biometrically Enabled Watch List (BEWL), managed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and which includes suspected terrorists.
The BEWL identifies individuals whose biometrics have been collected and determined by analysts to be potential threats to national security. The two Republican senators obtained their information from a whistleblower within the DoD, who stated that the Afghan evacuees had not been vetted before being released into the United States.
Potential Threat From Venezuela
As if that weren’t enough, Border Patrol agents have been instructed to watch for Venezuelan inmates who were recently released by the government of Nicolás Maduro. It is not clear if the act was deliberate, but according to Breitbart News, an intelligence report “warns agents [that] the freed prisoners have been seen within migrant caravans traveling from Tapachula, Mexico, toward the U.S.-Mexico border as recently as July.”
Customs and Border Protection reports indicate that “between October 2021 and July 2022, more than 130,000 Venezuelan migrants have been encountered after entering the United States illegally.”