The Enemy Is Inside Our Nation
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report stating that 75,000 Special Interest Aliens (SIAs) have been arrested by the Border Patrol in just the first eleven months of Fiscal Year 2023. When this fiscal year ends in two weeks, the total number of SIAs arrested by the Border Patrol will have surpassed 80,000.
What are ‘SIAs”, and why does this very high arrest rate matter?
We are letting those aligned with terrorists, freely into our country.
SIAs are individuals who cross our borders illegally and who have connections to terrorist organizations throughout the globe.
Days after the DHS quietly released this report, another report from the DHS Inspector General was released, detailing an audit conducted for the months of March 2021 through August 2022. The IG investigated 981,671 arrests and releases by the Border Patrol and the findings were shocking. More than 177,000 illegal aliens from the 986,671 total to have entered the nation, were “lost”.
“Lost” means that the Border Patrol and its parent organization, Customs and Border Protection, have no record at all of where these illegal aliens are in America.
Worse yet, 54,000 of these individual’s immigration files had no address at all connected to them.
Even more unbelievably, 80 percent of the total 981,671 illegal aliens who entered the country in this time period, used duplicate addresses in numbers ranging from twice to some, over 500 times!
The IG essentially reported that CBP does not have the manpower or capabilities to track the individuals that they release into America.
The IG’s report on the failure of CBP and Border Patrol’s inability to track and monitor illegal aliens inside the United States is a snapshot of the complete breakdown of the American immigration system.
The seriousness of these failures is magnified when you consider this level of chaos applied to the processing of 80,000 SIAs in 2023, and the 25,627 SIAs in FY 2022 that were arrested and released.
In other words, thousands of individuals who are either terrorists or illegal aliens with known links to terrorist organizations, are now inside our nation. These SIAs were released by the Border Patrol because the immigration system is in complete freefall.
The numbers of SIAs arrested in FY 2022 and 2023 are staggering. To understand the magnitude of these numbers, compare these figures with the fact that in 2021 DHS arrested slightly more than 3,675 SIAs. If you look further into the past, the number of SIAs arrested each year was nominal.
To further prove how rare, under ordinary circumstances, is the occurrence of an SIA arrest, consider that in my 24-year career from being a Journeyman Agent to a senior leader in the Patrol, though I arrested thousands of illegal aliens directly and indirectly, I cannot remember FIVE being SIAs.
Under ordinary circumstances, a huge amount of activity at the highest levels follows the arrest of an SIA. When that rare occurrence of arresting an SIA happened, in my experience in the past, everything in my Border Patrol station stopped. I would have to email and call DHS Headquarters in Washington D.C. and provide exact details of the arrest. Agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) would then respond to the station and they would conduct extensive interviews and interrogations of the subject. If that subject were determined to be a terrorist, that individual would disappear with the JTTF Agents. If it was determined that the individual could not be connected to a terrorist organization, that individual would be immediately deported from this country.
That is how it is supposed to work when terrorists or those aligned with terrorists, enter the United States.
Never in any scenario would I release that individual onto the streets of America.
In fact, if I were to do something so stupid, I would have rightly been suspended and then investigated, so that the US could find out why I would ever make such a rash and dangerously unprofessional decision.
Not in today’s DHS. The 105,000 SIAs arrested in the past two fiscal years are simply – released.
We are facing what is literally an invasion of our nation by many dangerous individuals. Indeed, multiple sources inside the Border Patrol have stated that the entire Tucson Sector in Arizona has stopped all law enforcement activities because it is overwhelmed with illegal aliens. Not a single Border Patrol station is overrun – but the entire sector, which covers 262 miles of the southern border. At the same time that Tucson removed all of its Agents from the field, Texas Border Patrol stations, for their part, have left 280 miles of border completely unprotected; not one Border Patrol Agent is in the field.
The 80,000 plus SIAs arrested this year are only the SIAs whom the Border Patrol was able to detect and arrest. There are hundreds of miles of the southern border that are unprotected. The northern border is as vulnerable as the southern border. Swanson Sector on the northern border has made more arrests this year than in the past 10 years COMBINED! The system is so overwhelmed that the Border Patrol Agents are pressured to process and release as many illegal aliens as quickly as they can. In doing so, mistakes happen. The FBI discovered a terrorist smuggling organization that smuggled 15 Uzbekistan nationals into the United States. All 15 illegal aliens were arrested by the Border Patrol – and then released! By the time of this writing, the FBI still has NOT arrested any, let alone all, of the fifteen suspected terrorists.
The situation on the southern border is a disaster; with these numbers of terrorist or terrorist-aligned individuals entering our nation unhindered, a catastrophic event is likely to occur soon.
In our history, America has never been as vulnerable and susceptible to attack as it is today.
The enemy is now inside our nation.
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