Thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, information became publicly available about the arrest of four members of ISIS/jihadists who were caught in McAllen and Pharr, Texas in 2014. This– in addition to eye witness sources who confirmed to Judicial Watch much more recent ISIS-related border crossings and an ISIS Camp 8 miles south of El Paso, Texas.
Around the same time, Congressman Duncan Hunter told Fox News that jihadists had been captured at the U.S/Mexico border. He said,
They were caught at the border … therefore, we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or 10 of them, we know there are dozens more that did not get caught.”
That was in 2014, but more recently, the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Michael McCaul reiterated that dozens of ISIS members have been arrested inside the U.S.
We have arrested over 80 ISIS followers in the United States. We’ve found 75 plots against the West, many of which we have stopped,” he said.
McCaul told Dallas reporters that “American dams are definitely a target,” possibly by electronic means to create an uncontrolled release or by using a bomb. He mentions his concerns, and offers possible solutions, in his new book, “Failures of Imagination.” He said, “The reason I wrote the book is to tell the American people the truth about the threats we face as a nation and what we need to do to stop it.”
April 26, 2016