(Abdul–Rahman Oladimeji Bello, Headline USA) A San Diego official blasted President Joe Biden on Sunday as news broke about an Afghan national on the FBI’s terrorist list illegally entering the U.S. through the southern border.
A report from Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin revealed that the U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested this unidentified individual who crossed the southern border on Wednesday. The report added that the FBI confirmed the match on the Terrorist Screening Database and is now in charge of the investigation.
“This should serve as a stark reminder to President Biden and the Federal Government on the critical need for maintaining a strong border,” said Jim Desmond, a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. “The open border policy has allowed fentanyl to pour into our country, asylum seekers to be human trafficked, and terrorists to attempt entry into our country.”
Statement on Arrest of Afghani on Terror Watch List at Border. pic.twitter.com/FtFhnIiRbS
— Supervisor Jim Desmond (@jim_desmond) May 14, 2023
“The protection of our citizens, the preservation of national security, and the facilitation of safe and legal immigration should be a top priority for this administration, yet they have failed,” Desmond added. “The presence of an individual on the terror watch list crossing our borders is a stark reminder of the failures of the Federal Government that are now being put on San Diegans and Americans.”
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who confirmed the report, noted that the individual is a “wanted terrorist.”
I can confirm that a wanted terrorist crossed our open border in the San Diego region just days ago — even if the Biden Administration won’t.
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) May 14, 2023
“Biden’s open borders aren’t just a gateway to five million illegals, record human and child trafficking and the deadliest drug crisis in our history. Biden’s reckless policy is also an open invitation to even the most wanted terrorists in the world to come to America,” Issa said.
“They know they’ll never have to leave,” he added. “The nation knows what’s going on, and this president has only begun to be held accountable for what he has done!”