Despite what globalists and the leftist media want you to believe, there is a real crisis at our southern border — and not everyone who makes that crossing is just looking for a better life. A captured operative with the Islamic State (ISIS) has described to authorities how the organization intends to smuggle other terrorists into the United States.
ISIS Attempts Entry Through Southern Border
As part of a research project, the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) spoke with Abu Henricki, an ISIS fighter apprehended in Syria who possesses dual citizenship in Canada and Trinidad. He stated that the group sought him out to enter the United States by a route originating in Central America.
Henricki traveled to Syria to fight on behalf of ISIS but was rejected because of a chronic illness. After he was captured, he provided insights into how the terrorist group now operates. “ISIS has organized plots in Europe with returnees so it seems entirely plausible that they wanted to send guys out to attack. The issue that makes a North American attack harder is the travel is more difficult from Syria,” Anne Speckhard, the director of ICSVE, told Fox News. “So the idea that they would instead use people who were not known to their own governments as having joined ISIS might make it possible for them to board airplanes.”
According to the ISIS operative, his group intended to carry out attacks that would “cripple the U.S. economy.” He was to receive false identification, travel from Puerto Rico to Mexico, then to the United States. Henricki also explained that the plan “came from someone from the New Jersey state of American,” and this person was going to “smuggle” him into the country. Even more disturbing was the fact that the group intended to attack American financial companies. “Even better, however, is to get someone inside the actual company to attack its network from behind the firewall,” he told the researchers. “That is much easier to carry out than a cyber attack from outside of the network, and this type of ‘insider threat’ is a major problem already for US companies.”
Another Reason to Secure the Border
This revelation about ISIS’ attempts to send operatives into the United States via the southern border might be surprising to some, but the warning signs have been present for years. In 2017, Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) announced that groups like ISIS and Hezbollah were partnering with “violent drug lords” in Latin America to obtain money and resources for their operations. Hezbollah has grown exponentially with its international drug-smuggling endeavors. But it doesn’t end there.
When Gen. John Kelly was the commander of U.S. Southern Command, he warned Congress about ISIS’ collaboration with the cartels, explaining that the organization intended to use these networks to smuggle terrorists over the border. Moreover, the former White House chief of staff indicated that extremist groups could operate in this region because Latin American countries lack the resources to track their movements.
While Republicans and Democrats duke it out in Congress, radical extremists work feverishly on plans to smuggle operatives into the United States through the southern border. America has experienced terrorist attacks on its soil, but it has not seen the level of violence experienced by Europe. This is because it is more difficult for terrorists to travel to the United States. But if the ICSVE report is any indication, groups like ISIS are close to removing this obstacle.
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