In a not-so reasurring speech, the current head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Patrick Lechleitner, confirms what we’ve suspected.
There has been a terrorist among us for a year.
Although he has since been taken into custody, it does bring up an obvious question:
Are there more?
Who else has been let in that is is roaming freely that ought not to be here?
But to be fair, they did mention that they arrested 171 illegal aliens, spanning 25 cities.
Biden’s acting ICE chief confirms our reporting about an Al Shabaab terrorist, who was able to cross the southern border & get released into the U.S. for nearly a year before ICE nabbed him.
His response: “I want to commend our personnel because as soon as we became aware of… pic.twitter.com/tLQrzncP2B
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Fox News reports:
President Biden’s acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Patrick Lechleitner, admitted that a terrorist was allowed to roam freely in the U.S. for nearly a year after crossing into the country illegally at the border.
At a briefing on Thursday, Lechleitner said the terrorist was arrested within 48 hours, only after ICE “became aware.”
Lechleitner confirmed a report by The Daily Caller that federal authorities caught a terrorist illegally crossing into the U.S. via the southern border in March 2023.
However, the terrorist was then released into the U.S. due to a “mismatch” after his name was run through the terror watch list, The Daily Caller reported.
The unnamed terrorist was a member of al-Shabab and was captured last month in Minneapolis, according to the outlet.
Terrorists were released into the US and caught after a year. pic.twitter.com/Qr6A6nawjV
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ICE arrested 171 unauthorized noncitizens as part of a recent enforcement push spanning 25 major cities, the agency announced. https://t.co/QguroadMKb
— ABC News (@ABC) February 1, 2024
ABC News reported on the arrests:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 171 unauthorized noncitizens with a variety of criminal records ranging from murder, homicide or assault against children as part of a recent enforcement push spanning 25 major cities, the agency announced Thursday.
“These were some very bad individuals that we wanted to take off the streets,” ICE Acting Director Patrick J. Lechleitner told reporters on Thursday.
Lechleitner said the group arrested included more than 100 sex offenders. Those picked up by ICE include alleged criminals who will now go through immigration proceedings for deportation.
Last year ICE arrested 73,822 noncitizens with criminal records, according to the agency.