Former ICE Director Issues Dire Warning About Terror Threat To U.S. Because Of Biden’s Open Border
Tom Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), speaks during a law enforcement roundtable on sanctuary cities
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Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan issued a dire warning late last week about the serious risk to U.S. national security caused by the historic number of illegal aliens entering the United States.

Homan made the remarks during a Fox News interview on Saturday while speaking about how President Joe Biden’s open border policies has caused the problem.

“Look, I said for a long time, something is coming,” Homan said, warning that an attack was likely to happen. “No one is going to convince me that a single person off the watchlist hasn’t entered this country and not been apprehended. Just in the southern border alone, we are at 370 or so already.”

He cautioned that there are “large” sections of the U.S.-Mexico border that are not actively monitored using high-tech equipment like drones and censors.

“We do not know how many thousands of people have crossed in areas where we cannot track them,” he said. “It’s probably as big as a 1.6 [million] known gotaways …”


There have been numerous instances of illegal aliens on the terrorist watchlist that have infiltrated the U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested an Afghan illegal alien on the FBI’s terrorist watch list in April after reports surfaced that border officials released him into the country nearly a year ago.

Mohammad Kharwin, 48, who illegally entered the U.S. through the southern border, “is a member of Hezb-e-Islami, or HIG, a political and paramilitary organization that the U.S. has designated a terrorist organization,” NBC News reported.

The Islamic terrorist group is responsible for killing multiple American soldiers in Afghanistan from 2013 to 2015, according to U.S. officials. The Director of National Intelligence says that Hezb-e-Islami, or “Party of Islam,” is a “virulently anti-Western insurgent group whose goal is to replace the Western-backed Afghan Government with an Islamic state rooted in sharia.”

Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disputed NBC News’ report that Kharwin was on the terrorist watchlist when he entered the U.S. because there was “not conclusive information” to match him to the list, according to a report from Fox News.

The terror suspect spent nearly a year freely roaming the streets of America before he was arrested last month, but he was released again by an immigration judge in the Biden administration’s Department of Justice — who was not told of his terrorist ties. He paid his $12,000 bond, was released, and there were “no restrictions on his movements” inside the U.S., NBC News reported.

The case came just a couple months after another bombshell report emerged about an Islamic terrorist with al-Shabaab who roamed the U.S. free for nearly a year.

In March 2023, according to an internal federal memo, federal authorities caught a terrorist illegally crossing the southern border, then shortly thereafter released him into the country, where he stayed before he was arrested recently in Minnesota.

The terrorist, who was determined in mid-January 2024 to be a “confirmed member of al-Shabaab” by the Terrorist Screening Center, was initially considered a “mismatch” after his name was examined through the terror watchlist, The Daily Caller reported. On January 20, he was caught in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Al-Shabaab was named a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department in March 2008. The group pledged loyalty to al-Qaeda in 2012. According to the Counter-Terrorism Guide for the Director of National Intelligence, “Since 2014 al-Shabaab has killed more US citizens than any other al Qa’ida affiliate, and as of 2022, was its wealthiest component.”

Related: DHS Says ‘Privacy Interests’ Of Illegals On Terrorist Watchlist Outweigh Americans’ Right To Know

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