Monday 17 June 2024

House Intel Chairman On 8 ISIS Suspects Arrested In U.S.: ‘We Have Terrorists That Are Actively Working Inside The U.S.’

 House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) said over the weekend that the U.S. faces an extremely high terrorist threat because of President Joe Biden’s open border policies.

Turner made the remarks during a Sunday interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” while talking about eight ISIS terrorist suspects who were arrested this month by personnel from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia after they illegally entered the U.S. through the southern border.

Turner, who has access to classified information, said that he could not confirm or deny any details about the individuals who were arrested.

“What’s important about these reports, and what we’re seeing, especially in conjunction with [FBI] Director [Christoper] Wray’s public statements that we are at the highest level of a possible terrorist threat, that the administration’s policies have, absolutely, they’re directly related to threats to Americans,” he said. “These are no longer speculative, no longer hypothetical. And we have actual administration officials stepping forward and certainly our committee and our committee members have concurred on the intelligence that we’re seeing that as a result of the administration’s policies allowing people to cross the border unvetted.”

“We have terrorists that are actively working inside the United States that are a threat to Americans,” he added.

He said that the administration releases individuals in the U.S. who have not been vetted and so there is no way to know what risk they present to the U.S. when they enter the country.

“This administration, by their own policy, are then allowing those individuals in instead of fully vetting them, fully understanding what the risk is the United States and for the fact that they’re letting them in, and there they are- they’re entering the United States through the southern border illegally,” he said. “And that’s what the threat is. That’s what Director Wray is identifying, and is bringing forward. This administration’s policies are directly resulting in people who were in the United States illegally, who have ties to terrorist groups and organizations, and this is a threat.”


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