A 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia, who is associated with several Yemeni people of interest was caught as he tried to enter the country through the Joe Brandon Freeway. This is now and will be in the future a prime location for terrorists entering the country. He was caught in the Yuma section leading into Arizona, a prime location for illegals entering the country.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chief Patrol Agent, Yuma Sector, Chris Clem said:
“#YumaSector agents apprehended a potential terrorist who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico Thursday night. The 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia is linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest.”
Townhall reporter Julio Rosas tweeted:
“As I reported last week, Border Patrol in the Yuma Sector has been stretched super thin with the large groups turning themselves over to agents. Sometimes only two to three agents are patrolling. Who has been able to get away?”
Rosas reported last week regarding the shift of Border Patrol agents from patrolling the border to processing thousands of border crossers in that sector. That leaves the border wide open for anyone who wishes to enter the United States.
“Border Patrol daily assignment rosters in the Yuma Sector, obtained exclusively by Townhall, show how open the U.S.-Mexico border has become in the area as many agents — instead of patrolling the international border — are assigned to either process the thousands of illegal immigrants who willingly give themselves up to seek asylum or transport the large groups of people from the border to the sector’s headquarters.”
The CBP reported:
“In total, there were 173,620 encounters along the Southwest border, a 5% increase compared to October. Of those, 25% involved individuals who had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months.”
“87,341 encounters, more than 50% of the total, were processed for expulsion under Title 42 in November. 86,279 encounters were processed under Title 8,” the report added.
In addition, the number of unaccompanied minors also rose, with nearly 14,000 in November.
“Encounters of unaccompanied children increased 9%, with 13,959 encounters in November compared with 12,783 in October,” the CBP update revealed.