A new report is highlighting the growing dangers posed by the escalating immigration crisis; with a detained ISIS member confirming the group plotted to send terrorists into America using the porous US-Mexico border.
“A chilling confession from a captured ISIS fighter has shed light on how the terrorist group intended to exploit the vulnerabilities of the U.S. border with Mexico, using English speakers and westerners to take advantage of smuggling routes and target financial institutions,” reports Fox News.
“Seized ISIS fighter Abu Henricki, a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad, last month said that he was sought out by the violent insurgency’s leadership to attack the U.S from a route starting in Central America, according to a study by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and published in Homeland Security Today,” adds the author.
“ISIS has organized plots in Europe with returnees so it seems entirely plausible that they wanted to send guys out to attack. The issue that makes a North American attack harder is the travel is more difficult from Syria,” said Anne Speckhard, who co-conducted the study. “So the idea that they would instead use people who were not known to their own governments as having joined ISIS might make it possible for them to board airplanes.”
The escalating border crisis is even worse than previously thought; with new data showing a 99% increase in illegal immigration from the same time last year and warning more than 1,072,000 migrants are likely to enter the United States in 2019.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday revealed that May apprehensions topped 144,000. This year has seen 676,315 apprehensions so far, up 99% over this time last year,” reports the Washington Examiner. “That shocked immigration officials who had hoped it would drop in part due to the Trump administration’s get tough efforts on the border and the potentially deadly heat migrants encounter traveling through northern Mexico.”
“Steven Kopits, the president of Princeton Policy Advisors which has predicted that immigrant apprehensions would reach 931,000 this year, expressed concern about the May numbers and boosted his prediction to 1,072,000,” adds the Examiner.
Video of a large group of 134 Central Americans walking around the end of the border wall in Sasabe on Tuesday. The group immediately surrendered to @CBP #USBP agents. Eight people in the group were hospitalized. For HD video: https://t.co/SMOPKTNt3g pic.twitter.com/BpasR5NHIx
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) June 5, 2019
Earlier this week, Mexican authorities stopped an additional ‘caravan’ of Central American migrants from crossing their southern border; a gesture that could help future trade talks with the Trump administration.
“Authorities blocked a new caravan of Central American migrants Wednesday after they entered Mexico bound for the United States, as the government scrambled to dodge President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs over undocumented immigration,” reports Yahoo News.
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BORDER CHAOS: Cops Arrest ‘Muslim Extremists’ at 'FILTHY COMPOUND' in New Mexico
Three mothers of nearly a dozen “malnourished” children were arrested in New Mexico over the weekend, with local officials confirming the “filthy conditions” led to their detention and that “armed Muslim extremists” were also apprehended on the scene.
“Jany Leveille, 35; Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhannah Wahha, 35, were arrested and charged with neglect and child abuse of the children. The three women, who were found at the compound in Amalia, initially refused to answer any questions,” writes Fox News.
Police were brought to the location after an anonymous tip said, “We are starving and need food and water.”
Law enforcement confronted “heavily armed” men with AR-15 rifles and loaded pistols during the raid, adding “occupants were most likely heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief.”
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BORDER CHAOS: DEA Says Drug Crisis ‘Worst in 30 YEARS,’ Arizona Deaths Tripled in Two Years
A Special Agent for the US Drug Enforcement Agency highlighted the escalating crisis taking place along the US-Mexico border Thursday; saying the flood of “Mexican Oxy” was causing the worst drug epidemic seen in more than “30 years.”
“It’s the worst I’ve seen in 30 years, this toll that it’s taken on families,” said Doug Coleman, the Drug Enforcement Administration special agent for Arizona. “The crack (cocaine) crisis was not as bad.”
The comments come as Arizona and other border states struggle with an influx of Fentanyl -locally referred to as ‘Mexican Oxy’- causing a series of deaths across the region.
“The death of Chavez and many others, officials said, illustrate how Arizona and other southwestern states bordering Mexico have become a hot spot in the nation’s fentanyl crisis. Fentanyl deaths tripled in Arizona alone from 2015 through 2017,” adds ABC Arizona.
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