Border vetting is mostly a joke. The odds of catching a terrorist sneaking across is at best a coin flip. Even when his name is in the database, he can illegally enter America and then be set loose to go on his merry way off to Minneapolis.
And however good any screening or vetting might be, it’s not going to amount to much during a full-fledged invasion where massive amounts of resources are being expended just to cope with the millions of illegal aliens streaming across and through.
The unnamed individual, who the memo only identifies as a member of the Somali terror group al-Shabaab, was released shortly after being caught illegally crossing the southern border near San Ysidro, California on March 13, 2023, according to the memo, which the DCNF is not publishing in order to protect the identity of a confidential source. The Terrorist Screening Center “deemed him a ‘mismatch’” after running his name through the terror watchlist, according to the memo, which was sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
However, on January 18, 2024, the Terrorist Screening Center “made a redetermination” that the individual was “a confirmed member of al-Shabaab” and was involved in the use, manufacture or transport of explosives or firearms, the memo states. Two days later, ICE nabbed the al-Shabaab member in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Al-Shabaab is an affiliate of Al Qaeda.
What was this nice fella doing in Minneapolis? Islamic terrorists look for someplace to go to ground and blend in. His experience in transporting weapons and explosives would potentially make him a useful component of a cell looking to set up operations in America.
This guy we caught, how many did we not catch? Open borders mean open season on America.