Recently two subjects on the terror watch list were apprehended trying to cross the southern border.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Federal authorities in recent months detained two Yemeni men on terror watchlists as they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
The two men, whom authorities did not name, crossed the border in the last three months and were apprehended in southwest California. Customs and Border Protection said both men were on a no-fly list and a federal terror watch list.
Gregory K. Bovino, chief patrol agent of the border sector where the men were apprehended, said in a statement that has since been deleted from CBP’s website that the arrests highlight how important the mission of securing the border is for the safety of all Americans.
“Part of the Border Patrol’s mission states we will protect the country from terrorists,” Bovino said, according to an archived copy of the statement. “These apprehensions at our border illustrates the importance of our mission and how we can never stop being vigilant in our everyday mission to protect this great country.”
Tweets of the arrest by The Department of Homeland Security were deleted.