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Former President Donald Trump warned Monday that Hamas terrorism is coming to the U.S. after “tens of thousands” of Middle Eastern men have “invaded” the country through the southern border.
Trump slammed President Joe Biden’s policies that have resulted in record numbers of illegal border crossings during his time in the White House, which has paved the way for potential terrorists to enter the country. During Biden’s presidency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has arrested 282 illegal immigrants on the terror watchlist compared to 11 under Trump.
Trump’s comments come as Israel prepares a ground operation in the Gaza Strip after Hamas brutally attacked the U.S. ally on October 7, killing more than 1,400 people.
“The fight in GAZA is ‘coming home’ to the USA,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “The tens of thousands of strong young men from the Middle East, that have already ‘invaded’ our Country, and are continuing to come, totally unchecked, will become a problem the likes of which we have never seen before.”
Earlier this month, CBP data showed that thousands of “special interest” illegal immigrants from the Middle East have been apprehended at the southern border under Biden’s watch. While special interest aliens are not necessarily terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security has said that these individuals could pose “a national security risk to the United States or its interests.”
According to the data, “special interest aliens” from Afghanistan (6,386), Egypt (3,153), Iran (659), Syria (538), Uzbekistan (12,264), Turkey (30,830), Pakistan (1,163), Lebanon (164), Jordan (185), Iraq (123), and Mauritania (15,594) were encountered from October 2021 to October 2023.
CBP sources also confirmed last week “that 2 men in their early to mid 20s from Lebanon were apprehended in Eagle Pass, TX.” The sources added, “They are considered ‘special interest aliens’ and are currently undergoing extensive background vetting.”
Trump called for the Biden administration to stop the continued flow of illegal immigrants into the country. He blasted the president for “never [being] right on a foreign policy issue in his life.”
“Crooked Joe Biden is a very ignorant (STUPID!) man, who has NEVER been right on a foreign policy issue in his life. CLOSE OUR BORDER, NOW. STOP THE ONSLAUGHT, STOP THE INVASION!” Trump added.
In a previous post on Monday morning, the former president said Biden’s foreign policy blunders have created a “giant mess” for the U.S., which he called a “once great country.”
“Everything the President has said, for many years, has been wrong. He has terrible instincts, whether regarding the horrible Afghanistan disaster, Ukraine, our completely open Southern Border, or now, the attack on Israel, which NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION,” Trump wrote. “Our once great Country is a GIANT MESS. MAGA!!!”
Leif Le Mahieu contributed to this report.