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4/6/2021

Two Yemeni Men On Terror Watchlist Recently Arrested At U.S. Border

Filed under: General — Dana @ 11:32 am



[guest post by Dana]

Well, this seems important:

U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have arrested two Yemeni men since the start of 2021 that were identified on a terrorism watch list.

Agents assigned to the El Centro Station said the first arrest came on January 29, at approximately 1:10 a.m., when they arrested a man for illegally entering the United States. Agents apprehended the man approximately three miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry and transported him to the El Centro Processing Center for immigration and criminal history screening.

Agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man, a 33-year-old illegal alien from Yemen, was on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List as well as on the No-Fly list, according to officials.

Authorities say the second incident occurred on March 30, at approximately 11:30 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a man for illegally entering the United States.

The man was apprehended approximately two miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry and transported to the El Centro Processing Center for immigration and criminal history screening, according to Border Patrol.

A background check revealed that the man, a 26-year-old illegal alien from Yemen, was also on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and on the No-Fly list, authorities said. He’s being held in federal custody pending removal.

Note:

A CBP spokesman said in a written statement that it is “very uncommon” for border agents to encounter people suspected of terrorism at U.S. borders, but that the arrests underscore the agency’s “critical” vetting efforts.

–Dana

13 Responses to “Two Yemeni Men On Terror Watchlist Recently Arrested At U.S. Border”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (fd537d)

  2. What do you suppose their success rate is with that?

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  3. Given this threat, I think it is imperative for the NSA to identify and arrest all spammers. Spam represents the most diabolical way to notify sleeper agents of Der Tag, since they can be on the lookout for a message than everyone else deletes.

    Spam is a national security concern and all spammers should be sent to Gitmo.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  4. Nonsense. All of the best people in the media and politics have assured me that it’s just a bunch of huddled masses streaming north to breathe free or something.

    B.A. DuBois (80f588)

  5. Just one of many reasons we need a border wall. I thought this was interesting.

    The White House said Tuesday that construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall is paused to the extent possible, while acknowledging that some funding for wall construction has already been authorized by Congress.

    “Wall construction remains paused to the extent permitted by law, so some has already been funded through [the] congressional authorization and funding allocation,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. “[It’s] paused while agencies are developing a plan for the president on the management of federal funds.”

    She said there is some “limited construction” that has been funded and allocated for, “but it is otherwise paused.”

    Me: So it’s not “completely” paused since there is “limited construction”. So President Biden hasn’t “paused” border wall construction since they have continued “limited construction”. Also, plugging “gaps” in the border wall is constructing the border wall.

    The picture shown in the Washington Times is for repairing the wall not for plugging the “caps“. They will lie to your face.

    Tanny O'Haley (8a06bc)

  6. they were caught, but how many haven’t?

    we know joe doesn’t care, otherwise he wouldn’t have tossed aside on day one the only semi-competent and reasonable immigration policy we’ve had in decades

    well, at least no more mean tweets

    JF (6fcdbe)

  7. If I were a non-Latino trying to get into the US, it wouldn’t be through our southern border. ICE pays way too much attention to the southern border. OTOH, to the north is the longest mostly unguarded single border in the world.

    Nic (896fdf)

  8. We elected Joe, why are we hell bent on circumventing his authority. Come one come all includes Yemeni’s. Come on man!

    The idea of bringing them through the northern border rides on the proximity of major metropolitan areas to disappear into as a brown person.
    From East of Seattle to Niagra Falls, eveyone is white.
    The southern borders from Miami by boat to San Diego by land has population to blend into

    steveg (02d731)

  9. @8 That’s less true than it used to be. As long as they don’t cross in Montana or N. Dakota they could probably blend OK. Most of even our northern most states are roughly 20+ non-white.

    Nic (896fdf)

  10. @8 That’s less true than it used to be. As long as they don’t cross in Montana or N. Dakota they could probably blend OK. Most of even our northern most states are roughly 20+ non-white.

    I think more to the point is that Canada is not all that easy to get into, and they have access to our watch list.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  11. Something to think about from Candace Owens on March 21, 2021.

    With all of the absurd Covid travel restrictions, my family overseas is wondering if they’ll ever be able to come to the United States again.

    I told them that under this administration, the best route is to fly into Mexico and run over the border.

    Can’t wait to see them!

    After all, didn’t President Biden invite people to come over the border? The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    Tanny O'Haley (8a06bc)

  12. If I were a non-Latino trying to get into the US, it wouldn’t be through our southern border. ICE pays way too much attention to the southern border. OTOH, to the north is the longest mostly unguarded single border in the world.
    Nic (896fdf) — 4/6/2021 @ 3:28 pm

    It’s harder to get into Canada illegally than Mexico, I suppose.

    Hoi Polloi (b28058)

  13. So… I just heard of an interesting idea about the border (or any border for that matter).

    If folks don’t want the wall going end-to-end at the border, lets have cameras in placed, with IR view as well. (i’d imagine most of these exists anyways)

    Then, along with the normal standard Border Patrol staff that monitors it, open it up to the public as a livestream and let folks who want to participate in reviewing the streams and let them report it to fast response Border Control crew.

    Incentivize it too somehow.

    We have livestreams of folks watching zoo animals giving birth, or livestreams of bald eagles nesting environments.

    whembly (7baeb9)

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