Iranian On Terror Watch List Caught Crossing Border

  • An Iranian illegal immigrant whose name is listed on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) was caught and arrested at the southern border where he was found smuggled in the trunk of a vehicle.
  • Alireza Heidari, 29, was arrested last week in Val Verde, Texas, as part of the state’s Operation Lone Star run by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); four other illegal immigrants accompanied him in the car, Fox News reported.
  • Fox News reported they contacted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last Thursday and repeatedly after that, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that DHS referred them to the FBI. Fox News reported that the FBI declined to comment.