(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Five illegals were detained by Border Patrol authorities in one border sector; it was later determined that they were on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) watch list.
The arrests occurred Friday in the United States Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector just after Title 42 ended. The migrants were directed to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task for additional investigation and identity confirmation, according to a Customs and Border Protection source who was not authorized to speak to the media.
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— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 14, 2023
According to the source, throughout the day and into the evening on Friday, several events resulted in the detention of the foreign individuals who crossed the border without authorization and tried to escape being discovered and apprehended.
No information was available about the nationalities or demographics of the detained migrants.
80 immigrants who are on the Terrorist Screening Database’s list have been detained after crossing the southwest border between ports of entry this fiscal year, according to a report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. After crossing into Canada from the north, two additional people were caught.
Data on immigrants detained between October 2022 and March 2023 is included. The migrants who are investigated as coming from particular interest nations are different from the migrants whose names are listed in the TSDB.
The FBI claims that the Terrorist Screening Database includes data on specific people allegedly reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorism (or associated activities).
When a person’s name appears in the TSDB, a reporting procedure informs the FBI of a Border Patrol interaction. According to the source, the encounter led to more examination, which included confirming that the immigrant whose name matches one on the list is actually the same person.
According to the source, DHS’s further actions on the potential outcomes a migrant may experience after initial processing are determined by the investigation results and additional interviews conducted by the FBI’s JTTF.
The database is maintained by the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), which also shares the data with other law enforcement organizations like the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.
The existence of somebody on the watchlist is not confirmed by the TSC. The majority of those on the terrorism watchlist, according to the FBI, are foreign nationals with no known ties to the United States.
Under the Biden administration, the number of migrants who appeared in the TSDB increased dramatically. Agents only apprehended 14 migrants who appeared in the national security database in the four fiscal years of the Trump administration (FY 17 through FY 20).
According to the CBP report, officials detained 196 known or suspected terrorists on the list for FY 21, FY 22, and Year-to-Date FY 23. The arrests made on Friday are not included in these figures.
According to a statement CBP made in March about migrants on the TSDS list:
“TSDS watchlisted individuals encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) after entering the country without inspection may be detained and removed, to the extent possible under CBP policy, or turned over to another government agency for subsequent detention or law enforcement action, as appropriate.
The TSDS originated as the consolidated terrorist watchlist to house information on known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) but has evolved over the last decade to include additional individuals who represent a potential threat to the United States, including known affiliates of watchlisted individuals.”
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