The border crisis just got even scarier…
Conservatives and others have been warning about the national security issue posed by our unsecured southern border for a while.
While illegal aliens from Mexico and other parts of Central America undoubtedly threaten our security by sneaking into the country unlawfully and breaking our laws when they get here, there are other people who we should be concerned about illegally crossing that border, too.
In fact, five young Middle Eastern men were recently arrested at the Mexico-Arizona border, but it’s what they were carrying that was particularly concerning.
According to a report from Judicial Watch, the young men were carrying stainless steel cylinders in their backpacks.
The report explained that U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended the men in an Arizona town about 30 miles from the border. The agents had spotted the men crossing a ranch and stopped them.
The agents were so alarmed by finding the cylinders that they called Department of Homeland Security to assist in the situation, and a multitude of federal agents swarmed the property. Two of the men were believed to have been taken into custody by the FBI.
Three of the men’s names were entered in the Border Patrol’s E3 reporting system, which is used by the agency to track apprehensions, detention hearings and removal of illegal immigrants. The system also houses fingerprints and other DNA for identification and verification purposes.
The other two men were listed as “unknown subjects,” which is somewhat rare.
“In all my years, I’ve never seen that before,” a veteran federal law enforcement source told Judicial Watch.
A few days earlier in a nearby town, six Middle Eastern men — one from Afghanistan and five from Pakistan — were also arrested, but the FBI reportedly vetted the men and determined there were “no obvious signs of terrorism” so they were returned to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, according to Special Agent Kurt Remus of the FBI’s Phoenix office.