474 Illegals from Terrorism-Linked Countries Apprehended in 2014 Alone

Edwin Mora, Breitbart, September 18, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended at least 474 aliens from terrorism-linked countries attempting to sneak into the country illegally this year alone, according to a leaked document obtained by Breitbart Texas.

According to the document from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison, of the 474 aliens, 76 are from terrorism-linked nations located in and around the jihadist Islamic State’s area of operation–Turkey (41), Saudi Arabia (13), Syria (7), Jordan (7), Iraq (4),Iran (3), and Kuwait (1).

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, controls areas inside Syria and Iraq, both countries are bordered by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Kuwait and Jordan.


On September 14, CNN, citing an ISIS recruit, revealed that the extremist group is recruiting foreign fighters from Somalia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Lebanon, among other countries.

Those nations are found on the list of terrorism-linked countries compiled by CBP.

Among the 474 SIAs apprehended so far in 2014 alone are 34 from countries identified in the CNN report, including: Somalia (4), Turkmenistan (1), Uzbekistan (10), Egypt (13), Tunisia (1), and Lebanon (5).

The CBP intelligence document contains SIA arrest figures from the beginning of fiscal 2009 through July 20, 2014.

During that period, nearly 3,000 SIAs were apprehended by border agents for trying to sneak into the U.S. illegally.

Among the 474 special interest aliens arrested in 2014 are individuals from Pakistan (28), Yemen (4), and Afghanistan (2). Most, 266, are from Bangladesh.

The SIA apprehension figures mentioned in this story cover illegals attempting to enter the country in between official ports of entry at or near the Southwest, Northern, and Coastal U.S. borders.

In the leaked document, the apprehensions are not broken down by border area. Historically, however, Border Patrol apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border far outnumber those taking place elsewhere.


The CBP intelligence office predicts that the 474 SIA apprehensions so far this year will grow to 560 by September 30, the end of fiscal 2014.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, under questioning by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) during a House panel hearing yesterday, was unable to articulate whether or not known or suspected terrorists have been apprehended trying to enter the United States illegally.


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  • MekongDelta69

    This Dictator-In-Chief doesn’t even want to revoke the passports of (so-called) ‘Americans’ who go overseas to fight with the Mooz-lims.

    • propagandaoftruth

      We should encourage those guys to go to the ME, all we can. Get ’em all in one rather limited area. Never let them back in.

      All right there…

    • Technically they can do exactly that to naturalized US citizens, though not those born here. I’ve just never heard of it being done.

  • I can’t remember where I read this, but some Democrat member of Congress leaned on the USBP not to release this information.

    • 4321realist

      He leaned on everybody that had knowledge of the infiltration, because he didn’t know who had told Judicial Watch about it nor who had sent them the memo admitting to OTM’s coming into the country from states where there are a number of jihadists.
      Tom Fitton and Larry Klayman have been more effective than the entire GOP in exposing these things, and James O’Keefe is definitely a rising star. His latest escapade was wearing a Osama Bin Laden mask and wading across the Rio Grande and coming into the US via water from Canada, pretending his intent was to poison the water supply.

  • Old Soldier

    This is a very incomplete report. We also need to know how many have been granted permanent residence, been reunited with their “cousin” in the US, applied for asylum, or just released with a promise to appear in court someday.

    • mobilebay

      Probably all of them.

  • anony

    Ever since the “war on terror”, one wonders why the border has been kept open.

    Add to that the high rate of unemployment, and one wonders again why the border is open.

    Why is our southern border open?

    In my opinion, those responsible for the open border are traitors.

    • me

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    • Neuday

      I prefer the word “treason”, and it’s punishable by death.

      • anony

        That works for me.

  • Easyrhino

    This is proof positive that DC alleged “war on terror” is a complete fraud.

    Equivalent to the Secret Service locking down the White House so a mouse couldn’t get it but leaving the sliding back patio door wide open to the public.

    If there was a legitimate war on terror people wouldn’t be able to simply stroll across the border unchecked.

    The greater question is; if 474 aliens from terrorism-linked nations got in that we know of, how many got in that we don’t know of?

    • anony

      Excellent post.

      I have never taken the “war on terror” seriously since our border has remained wide open.

    • Like rats and mice, anytime you see one, you know there are lots more.

    • Why are they even recording the numbers of these SIA border-jumpers if the borders are to continue remaining open? Counting them seems like a wasted effort if nothing concrete is being done.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Why are these people here in the first place?

  • 4321realist

    A small commando force of terrorists wrought havoc on Mumbai a while back and placed the entire city in stark terror. It was a covert attack meant to instill fear and make a political statement that was certain to be heard and it had the authorities strung out near hysteria.

    It was FAR more effective than a car bomb or an IED or a plane flying into a building.
    ISIS and Al Quada both could wreck even more havoc on the US than the terrorists did in Mumbai, because this country is an advanced civilization that is unaccustomed to violence on a military scale.

    They could also dispatch small cells to every part of the country whose job would be to terrorize by committing small acts of violence on an almost daily basis, like putting pipe bombs in trash cans in the rest rooms of restaurants or a car bomb here and there.

    Terrorist acts like those wouldn’t need to have casualties to be effective.
    If that happened the entire country would be placed almost on national lockdown and the economy would suffer greatly. With an open southern border the scheme could be carried out very easily.

    Without doubt the jihadists have thought of this….and there is also no doubt they have thousands of people lined up who would be glad to sacrifice their lives for Islam……but just why they haven’t carried it out is anybody’s guess, especially since the terrorists mix right in with the populations in their “Levant,” and that would make reprisal air attacks ineffective or unlikely. And more innocent civilians deaths caused by the US would be the best recruiting tool the jihadists could want.

    Frankly, I’m mystified that we haven’t been attacked before now. However, that could well change. If the US and the EU put a real hurt on ISIS which is probably coming very soon, we just might be seeing terrorism coming to a neighborhood where we live.

    And the home grown jihadists will be coming out of the woodwork everywhere n this country, Britain, and especially France.

    But, don’t forget. Diversity is our strength.

    • JP Rushton

      When you think about the fact that ISIS makes about 3 million per day doing various activities like selling oil, it would be hard to imagine there NOT being a terror plot being planned for the US.

      I know people hate to hear this, but I’m going to spell it out for everyone. There are hardly any politicians who care if there is another terrorist attack in the US. The chance they are targeted is near zero but the chance the US citizens will give up more rights and clamor for more government is almost 100%.

      Just imagine if another event like the scale of 9/11 happened again in the US. We would be in the Middle East for another 15 years at least.

      • anony

        “We would be in the Middle East for another 15 years at least.”

        And life in the U.S. would change dramatically, and for the worse.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    I don’t know why they’d bother sneaking over the border. They can simply come in on visas, and disappear. It’s not like the USA has an Entry/Exit tracking system.

  • 4321realist

    “474 Illegals from Terrorism-Linked Countries Apprehended in 2014 Alone”

    The mentally challenged J Johnson, DHS, in the recent Congressional hearing, didn’t know anything about this or anything about other important data that has put the country at risk because of its immigration policy and has it at risk right now. He also acted as if he didn’t care either.

    He defended his push for amnesty by declaring people would come forward out of the shadows and the government could then know who was here. He said they would have a criminal background check before they would be considered, obviously unaware that to expect people with criminal records to come forward who have criminal pasts is the expectation of some kind of backward fool.

    A Congressman pointed that out to Johnson, but it didn’t bother him one iota that he looked like an out-of-touch idiot.

    That and his other observations proved exactly that the community organizer appointed this man simply because he was black and probably because he stupidly believes Hispanic inundation will somehow benefit blacks.

    Two more years of black rule.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Jeh Johnson is a lawyer, a corporate litigator. He has long been a Democratic Party operative, fundraiser, and campaign adviser, thus his stint as general counsel to the Air Force in ’98 via Clinton appointment. After that he returned to litigation. He was a key player in Obama’s campaign and was rewarded with the DHS gig. He has little more business being in charge of our nation’s security than would David Axelrod or Karl Rove.

      • 4321realist

        With all due respect I’d like to see him in action during his attempts at negotiation. Any black who has been appointed by Clinton, Carter and Obama has to be some kind of incompetent, but is favored by them because of his radical leftist ideas, which, I’m pretty sure, are based in some kind of delusion.

        I’d be quite wealthy if I got a thousand dollars for every “educated” black I’ve seen on t.v. display anything but a nonsensical kind of logic and reasoning on issues in general.

        And that goes for mulattoes also, although generally they appear to be slightly above the average black.

        Since their ability to memorize is normal and they all have a kind of built in ability to flood a subject with words, they do come across as articulate, but it is an articulateness with substandard thinking behind it.

        There are VERY FEW Thomas Sowells or David Webbs among them.

  • These Islamists are just like rats; if you see one of them, you know there are hundreds.

  • Dale McNamee

    Abolish the DHS and TSA and save the money since they are useless and worthless !

  • Paleoconn

    The War on Terror is a blank check written by the US taxpayer at gunpoint, paying for TSA gropings, spying drones, internet surveillance, in short the police state.


  • LHathaway

    During this period there must be 474 students at OSU from terror countries that have over stayed their student visa’s alone.