President Joe Biden's open borders policy poses more than a challenge to the country: it is a threat to national security, according to the FBI director. Christopher Wray has appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he has spoken on the issue. "To me," Wray has said,"it represents a major security issue and poses a wide range of criminal threats that stem from it."
In response to Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), the FBI director has said that "I know for sure it's an eclectic mix of nationalities, and the volume is overwhelming." According to U.S. Custom and Border Protection data, more than 1.6 million people have been detained since the first day of the fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. This data does not include people who have managed to escape the efforts of the border guards to control the situation.
A "war zone
In fact, according to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, the border with Mexico "is a war zone." After six Texas counties approved the declaration of an "invasion" due to the massive influx of immigrants, Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) has asked the rest of the members of the Senate to officially declare that there is an invasion.
The effects of the uncontrolled influx of irregular immigrants reach all states, not just the border states. New York City Mayor Eric Adams has said that immigrants have become "a burden" on the city. And Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called for the activation of the National Guard to deal with the 4,000 immigrants who have arrived in the capital. And he accused the governors of Arizona and Texas of having sent them in buses. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has invited both Adams and Bowser to see the border situation on site.
The terrorist threat
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) asked the FBI director about the possibility of a terrorist threat coming across the border. Christopher Wray wanted to be cautious: "Well, let me respond to that this way: while, on the one hand (I don't want to confuse people), we don't have any imminent credible threat from a foreign terrorist organization on the border at this time. Any port of entry, any potential vulnerability is something we know foreign terrorist organizations and others will try to exploit."
However, Wray added: "Just look at the case we charged very recently of an individual trying to smuggle citizens into the US. to kill former President Bush as a reminder that this is something we need to take deadly seriously."
Senator Graham asked Director Wray, "Do youhow easy it would be for a group of terrorists to blend into this wave of illegal immigrants. and be able to sneak into our country to kill some of us? The senior official acknowledged that he does not want to provide terrorists with ideas, but recognizes that this possibility "is something that worries us."