Contrary to President Obama’s claims that the U.S.-Mexico border is safe and secure, known associates of terror organizations have been caught after entering the United States just north of San Diego.

On-the-ground officials have long said that they have neither the support nor tools to stem the thousands of illegals, most of whom are identified as “other-than-Mexican” by the U.S. Border Patrol, crossing at various points along the 1,989 mile border between the United states and Mexico.

In the past year’s run-up to the 2016 election, Democrat candidates have scoffed at Republican concerns about the porous border, openly ridiculing Donald Trump’s promises to finally build the wall citizens have favored for decades.

The two Pakistani men, Muhammad Azeem and Mukhtar Ahmad, were detained by Border Patrol agents in September, and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after interviews with the FBI.

Both men had undergone screening by Panamanian immigration only two months prior to their detention after crossing into the United States at the Mexico border, supporting evidence that Central American smuggling networks are shepherding illegals with ties to Islamic terrorism into the U.S.

In addition to finding that one of the Pakistanis, Ahmad, is an associate of known or suspected terrorists, the FBI learned that Azeem’s information had been shared with the U.S. by a foreign government for intelligence purposes.

Following the incident, Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) contacted Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in an effort to learn how many more instances there have been where jihadi sympathizers have been detained at the border.

“The southern land border remains vulnerable to intrusion and exists as a point of extreme vulnerability. The detention of the two Pakistani nationals underscores the fact that any serious effort to secure our homeland must include effective border security and immigration enforcement.”

Neither the FBI nor ICE have released any further information about the Pakistani men, Muhammad Azeem and Mukhtar Ahmad, or any of their associates.



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