Skip to comments.Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates—300% Hike in Banglad...
Posted on 01/11/2019 3:31:35 PM PST by jazusamo
Full title: Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates300% Hike in Bangladeshis in Texas Alone
Federal agents along the southern border routinely encounter individuals from terrorist nations and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) considers them one of the top threats to the United States, according to a congressional report made public this month. Titled Stopping Terrorist Travel Through Illicit Pathways to the Homeland, the document outlines the findings of a lengthy investigation involving Special Interest Aliens (SIA) by the House Homeland Security Committee. SIAs are individuals from countries outside the western hemispheremostly the Middle East, Asia and Africathat pose a national security risk to the U.S. In Laredo, Texas alone there was an astounding 300% increase in immigrants from Bangladesh, a south Asian Islamic country well known as a recruiting ground for terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).
Congressional investigators found that the number of SIAs flowing north via Latin America has increased tremendously in the last few years thanks to established Transitional Criminal Organizations (TCO) that facilitate travel along drug and migrant smuggling routes. On a recent Committee staff delegation trip to Latin America, Panamanian officials communicated to Committee staff that tens of thousands of SIAs have entered Panama since 2014, the report states. Colombian officials communicated similar numbers to Committee staff, stating that hundreds of SIAs have entered Colombia each year for the past few years. In both countries, nearly all the SIA migrants were headed to the United States and originated from the Middle East, Asia, and Africaincluding Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, India, Eritrea, and many others. Additionally, encounters with these special interest individuals resulted in the seizure of tens of thousands of fraudulent documentsincluding passports and visasthat facilitated travel from their countries of origin through the Americas.
The report includes several disturbing cases of Islamic terrorists who made it to the U.S. via Mexico. Among them are Mohammad Aldairi, a Jordanian arrested last summer in New York for illegally smuggling SIAs from Yemen across the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas. Others include Pakistani Sharafat Ali Khan, convicted for smuggling fellow Pakistanis with terrorism ties into the U.S.; Somalian Abdullah Omar Fidse, a member of the al-Shabaab terrorist group; Somalian Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane, a member al-Qaeda linked al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami and Lebanese Mahmoud Yousef Kourani, a fighter, recruiter and fundraiser for Hezbollah. Kourani paid a Beirut consular officer $3,000 for a Mexican visa and an additional $4,000 to be smuggled across the U.S.- Mexico border, according to information included in the report. Some of the other SIAs also operated smuggling rings through south and central America.
Latin America and the Caribbean are the major initial entry points to the Western Hemisphere for SIAs, the House Homeland Security Committee report states. Many countries in the region continue to face economic and governance challenges, as well as consistently high levels of violent crime. Additionally, many of the countries in the Americas have lenient visa and immigration policies in place, even for individuals from special interest countries. Lastly, the frequency of international flights from special interest regions around the world into Latin America and the Caribbean continues to increase. These regional issues create an attractive environment for illicit travel of SIAs and other nefarious actors into the Western Hemisphere with the end goal of reaching the United States. Adding to the problem is that Hezbollah is growing at an alarming rate in Latin America, according to Committee investigators. Designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the State Department, Hezbollah has been operating in Latin America since the early 1990s when it worked with Iran to carry out the 1994 bombing of a Jewish Community Center in Argentina, according to the report.
The House investigation found that, as of September 2018, a record 630 Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested trying to enter the U.S. illegally in Laredo, Texas alone. That marks a 300% increase from the previous year. The routes facilitating the illicit travel of these Bangladeshis are mostly controlled by TCOs and drug cartels, which charge tens of thousands of dollars to smuggle SIAs and other migrants across the U.S., the committee writes. It also confirms what Judicial Watch reported months ago, that the recent migrant caravan has included several SIAs and suspected terrorists. Judicial Watch traveled to the Guatemala-Honduras border back in October and government sources in Guatemala confirmed that SIAs waiting to get smuggled into the U.S. through Central America integrated with poor Hondurans in the caravan. Among them were nationals of Bangladesh, which appears on the Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Controls Counter Terrorism Designations list.
It seems Chris Wallace of FNC in his vast studies of terrorists entering the U.S. from Mexico somehow missed this info.
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This needs to go viral. The GoFundMe for the border wall has been changed. UPDATE: JANUARY 11, 2019
Please go to the link and read what is happening now. This is only a small piece of the article.
“...Our mission is to unite private citizens that share a common belief in providing national security for our Southern Border through the construction, administration and maintenance of physical barriers inhibiting illegal entry into the United States. In interpreting the purpose of the Corporation, the Board of Directors and Members of the Advisory Board will consider the impact of a proposed structure on a selected sites environment and construct barriers primarily designed to prevent illegal access to the United States, rather than cause catastrophic injury. We will focus on building portions of a U.S. Southern Border wall and manage the support operations required for, and the processes associated with, the design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of the wall.
100% of the funds raised on GoFundMe will be used in the execution of our mission and purpose. To honor the commitment, we made to our donors; all funds raised, less the processing fees and refunds, will be transferred to a special purpose account to carry out the purposes and mission of We Build the Wall, Inc. I will personally not take a penny of compensation from these donations. ..”
Didn’t Pelosi claim it is, “a lie” that terrorists are entering the US through our southern border?
I believe so and think Schumer did too. I know Chris Wallace so much as called Sarah Sanders a liar over it.
democraps enemy islamist controlled. Many RINOs too.
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Chris Wallace has been missing a lot lately...
We the People Build The Wall has gone Private NON PROFIT 501 C 4, Every one will get a GoFundMe email to transfer their donations to it or get a refund. As of this Morning the fund has gone UP. Please read the whole site, Sheriff David Clarke, former Rep Tom Trancredo are on board and many more. Don’t let the LIBtards and Botox and Chuckles win.
We The People Will Fund The Wall has become a 501 C 4 Non Profit. Same goal, new way. Team https://webuildthewall.us/team/
Thanks for your post and link!
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