Arrests Of Terror Suspects At Border On Pace To Shatter Record

ORGAN PIPE NATIONAL MONUMENT, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 28: A U.S. Border Patrol agents guards a group of immigrants after tracking them through rugged terrain on September 28, 2022 at the Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona. U.S. immigration authorities made more than 2 million arrests along the U.S. southern border during the 2022 fiscal year, which ends September 30, the first time to reach that historic threshold. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • Border Patrol’s apprehension of individuals on the terrorist watchlist at the southern border are on track to surpass the previous record, according to new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data.
  • Agents at the U.S.-Mexico border arrested 69 individuals whose names appeared on the terror watchlist in the first five months of fiscal year 2023, compared to 98 captured in all of fiscal year 2022, according to CBP.
  • Meanwhile, migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border have surpassed 1 million for the first five months of fiscal year 2023, according to CBP data.