代表. 弗拉格, 弗洛雷斯呼吁众议院就恐怖分子嫌疑人的边境遭遇听证会

在给主席本尼·汤普森的一封信中, 两位立法者引用了最近的伊斯纳多·加西亚-阿曼多案, 谁在恐怖分子筛查数据库中 (TSDB) 但是是 released into the country with an ankle bracelet. He was not arrested until two weeks after his name was flagged by the FBI.

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They also note the arrest of Shihab Ahmed Shihab who, 根据 司法部, exchanged money with other individuals in an attempt to smuggle four Iraqi nationals into the United States across the southern border to help kill former President George W. 衬套.

These recent stories are unsurprising given the ever-growing security risks at our southern border,” the lawmakers say.

福克斯新闻报道 在六月, so far this fiscal year (FY), 我们. Border Patrol has arrested 50 migrants on the TSDB at the southern border between ports of entry.

That is compared to 15 in FY21, which was up from three in FY20 and zero in FY19. There were six in FY18 and two in FY17meaning that the numbers this year are already higher than the previous five years combined.

The TSDB contains the information of thoseknown or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activitiesand the numbers of those encountered between ports of entry by Border Patrol has been on the rise.

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At the northern and southern bordersports of entry, there have been a total of 192 相遇 (142 at the northern border and 50 在南部边界) by CBP’s Office of Field Operations. 那是 比较 至 157 in FY21, 196 in FY 20, 538 in FY19, 351 in FY 18 和 333 in FY17.

They also note Fox’s reporting that there have been 440,000 已知的 “gotawayssince October aloneand askhow many watchlisted individuals are possibly getting away?”

Noting that it only took 19 terrorists to commit the 9/11 恐怖袭击, 他们说: “We have been successful in warding off an attack of that magnitude up until now, but these increased encounters on our borders are indicative of a greater threat to come.

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“在之后 9/11, the nation was told by former director George Tenet that ‘the system was blinking red.’ We cannot place ourselves in a similar situation,” 他们写. “It is imperative that we hold a hearing to understand the full scope of this threat and take action to prevent any harm from coming to our homeland.

Pfluger has been one of a number of Republicans pushing for the Department of Homeland Security to reveal the number of encounters on the TSDB. 海关与边境保护 (CBP) began making that number public in May.

Flores, 与此同时, turned a Texas House seat red in a special election last month after Rep. Filemon Vela, who held the seat for nearly 10 年份, resigned in March and vacated the seat.

Flores is now the first Mexican-born congresswoman to serve in the House. Her family moved to the United States when she was 6 岁.

福克斯新闻’ Bill Melugin contributed to this report.

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