With Todd Bensman

TODD BENSMAN, Senior National Security Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies, former Department of Homeland Security official, Author,  "America's Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation's Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration," @BensmanTodd

Part 1: 

  • Todd Bensman: For every one illegal alien who is caught trying to enter the US illegally through the southern border, 3-7 migrants get through undetected
  • Polling shows that a majority of Americans want illegal immigrations at the US southern border to decline, not increase

Part 2: 

  • Proof of concept is becoming increasingly more clear in Europe as terror attacks committed by migrants become a reality
  • Bensman: There's an ideology within Islam that seeks to dominate the world and establish a caliphate
  • The Fence Act of 2006 was meant to build a wall at the US southern border to prevent terrorists from entering the US

Part 3: 

  • Traditionally, the US intelligence community has tagged immigrants coming from over 30 countires as Special Interest Aliens
  • ICE and other Department of Homeland Security agents are embedded in many Latin America countries hunting down smugglers

Part 4: 

  • Security officials in Panama deported over 40 alleged Jihadists, Mexico deported 19
  • Bensman argues that people on the Democratic left deny that terrorists  are entering the US through the southern border
  • Example: In 2017, a Somali immigrant crossed the US border, was detained and then released, after which he crossed into Canada, later ramming a truck into police officers

 

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