ISIS is coming across America's southern border, according to U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter.
Hunter (R-Calif.) told FNC's Greta Van Susteren last night that the Border Patrol has detained about 10 ISIS terrorists at the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas.
A Marine Corps combat veteran in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hunter represents a congressional district in the San Diego area.
"If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border," Hunter insisted. "The U.S. southern border is the only way that Americans get harmed by ISIS."
Continued Hunter about ISIS in America (see embed below), "If they catch five or 10 of them, then you know there is going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol … All you have to do is ask the Border Patrol. That's where we're at risk here, from ISIS and radical Islamists coming across the border because once again, they don't have a navy, they don't have an air force, they don't have nuclear weapons -- the only way Americans are going to be harmed by radical Islam is by having an open southern border."
Rep. Hunter also alluded to the fact that General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, previously suggested that open borders and immigration makes ISIS an immediate threat, although he may have been referring to Europe rather than the U.S.
Despite the surge of immigrants from Central America and other parts of the world at the southern border, the Obama administration has been unwilling to deploy the National Guard or other military assets to back up the Border Patrol to restore order there. With the Border Patrol overwhelmed by a massive influx, illegal immigrants have been walking across the southern border into Texas from 75 different countries, and not just from Central America, a separate Inquisitr story revealed. Many of those migrants detained by immigration authorities are released on a promise to appear in court or to check in with immigration agents, which most never do, and instead disappear into the interior of the country. Deportations of illegal immigrants have declined substantially under the current administration.Last month, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz claimed that four known Middle Eastern terrorists tried to sneak into the United States from Mexico on September 10.
"There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East," said Chaffetz while questioning a noncommittal Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson during a House hearing.
Several border sheriffs have also warned that ISIS terrorists may have already penetrated the wide open U.S. border with Mexico, where human traffickers and drug cartels have also been operating.
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