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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:31 PM

CBP stopped two men on terror watchlist at border, says such incidents are rare

Source: NBC News


CBP wouldn't give the total number of people stopped at the border whose names were on terror or no-fly lists, but said the incidents are "very uncommon."

April 6, 2021, 12:47 PM EDT
By Julia Ainsley

WASHINGTON Since January, agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have arrested two men on the FBI's terrorism watchlist as they attempted to cross the southern U.S. border, the agency said Monday.

Both men, aged 33 and 26, were from Yemen, apprehended in the El Centro, California, sector and are also on the no-fly list that bars certain individuals from boarding airplanes due to their potential threat to national security.

CBP said it does not release overall numbers of immigrants stopped at the southern border whose names were on the FBI's terrorism watchlist or the country's no-fly list, and did not provide the number encountered over the past year, but said the incidents are "very uncommon."

"While encounters of known and suspected terrorists at our borders are very uncommon, they underscore the importance of the critical work our agents carry out on a daily basis to vet all individuals encountered at our borders," an agency spokesperson said.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/cbp-stopped-two-men-terror-watchlist-border-says-such-incidents-n1263167

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:37 PM

1. Not to Fux Youz. They are giving the impression that Biden is welcoming them in

Meanwhile, nothing on the trial. Naturally.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:21 PM

2. I wish they would include data on how many on the watchlist are intercepted at other entries.

Such as airports or seaports or the Canadian border.

That would give the reader some context.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:47 PM

3. Reads like a press release from their union

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