Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned Tuesday that the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the US-Mexico border is creating a golden opportunity for terror groups, calling it “another 9/11 in the making.”
“There are 80 countries that they pick people up from,” Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “There are two terrorists from Yemen they caught just a few weeks ago. How easy would it be for an Al Qaeda or ISIS cell to leave Afghanistan and come to the southern border, to blend in with this group?
“The Border Patrol is doing the best they can,” Graham added, “but they told me the likelihood of a terrorist attack coming from our southern border grows by the day.”
Graham visited the Border Patrol’s Yuma sector in Arizona Monday. Ahead of his visit, TownHall.com reported that illegal immigrants in the sector’s lone overflow facility were either being moved to other holding locations, released into the US, or deported to Mexico.
“There were 5,000 people in this facility made for 500 until I came,” Graham said Tuesday. “When I got there, there were still 1,000.”
While it was not clear that the rapid removal was linked to Graham’s visit, a Border Patrol source told the outlet that “there is no way we could have moved people this quickly” before.
“Between October of 2020 and October of this year, 2021, in the Yuma sector alone, there’s been a 1,300 percent increase in illegal crossings,” Graham added. “In all of 2020, 8,000 people were apprehen... (Read more)
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