Iranian On Terror Watch List Caught At Border Smuggled In Trunk. FBI Declines Comment.

  • National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd lauded the Texas DPS, pointing out they made the arrest, not the United States Border Patrol, declaring, “If not for the work of Governor Abbott and Texas DPS, Alireza Heidari would be at large on our streets today and looking to do harm to the US and our fellow citizens. Heidari entered the country illegally and evaded apprehension by the Border Patrol. It fell to Texas DPS to do our job because Biden continues to play politics with the safety and security of our children, friends and neighbors. What Biden is doing is dangerous and the capture of Heidari by a non-federal law enforcement agency is the most recent proof.”
  • In fiscal year 2022, 98 terror watch list arrests were made, caught between ports of entry, as opposed to 15 in fiscal year 2021 and three in fiscal year 2020.
  • Seventeen terror watch list arrests were made in December.
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