Border Patrol agents have found an improvised explosive device (IED) at the U.S. border with Mexico, as security experts warn lax enforcement of immigration laws will invite terrorist attacks on American soil in the near future.
Border Patrol uncovered an IED in Texas in September and another at a port of entry in Arizona in May. Officials have found homemade explosives, similar to the kind terrorists used to maim U.S. soldiers in Iraq, since at least 2018. The discovery comes as officers encountered 736 people on the U.S. terror watchlist this year, and 286 people on the terror watch list between ports of entry over the last three years — compared to 11 during the last three years of the Trump administration.
“What's coming across the southern border is not just Central Americans, Mexicans, South Americans. It is individuals from states that are bases for known terrorist entities, like Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Lebanon. The San Diego Border Patrol issued a warning bulletin in October, and it said, we need to be on the watch for Hamas terrorists coming across the southern border,” said Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) on “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins.”
Daines warned that more than 500 people had illegally crossed the U.S. border who hail from such hostile states as Afghanistan an ...