Feds Flagged Nearly 75k Illegal Aliens As Potential National Security Risks

Article publisher: 
Daily Caller
Article date: 
4 September 2023
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) flagged 74,904 illegal migrants [illegal aliens] nationwide for potentially posing risks to national security between October 2022 and August, according to CBP data obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Certain illegal migrants are deemed to be “special interest aliens” because they may have travel patterns that “possibly have a nexus to terrorism” or may come from countries with such ties, according to a 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fact sheet. Border Patrol agents encountered 25,627 “special interest” illegal migrants in fiscal year 2022, compared to 3,675 encounters in fiscal year 2021, according to internal agency data previously obtained by the DCNF; however, this data doesn’t account for all CBP encounters of special interest aliens...

Border Patrol has recorded more than 1.6 million illegal migrant encounters nationwide, according to federal data...


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