Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., says that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been apprehended while attempting to enter the southern U.S. border.

The California Republican claims that “at least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” in a conversation with Fox News on Tuesday. Hunter says that the Islamic terrorists are slipping into the U.S. through the porous southern border as several have already been captured.

“There’s nobody talking about it,” Rep. Hunter told Fox. “If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border. It’s that simple . . . They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or ten of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol.”

In August, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, warned that the open border posed an “immediate threat” for terrorist activity infiltrating the country. {snip}

Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said that 1,933-mile southern border with Mexico is the obvious entry point for Islamic State terrorists. He says that information regarding the capture of Islamic State terrorists crossing the border comes directly from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming through the southern border–which they already have,” he added.

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The Department of Homeland Security released a statement on Wednesday that claims alleging Islamic State militants have been apprehended at the Mexican border are “categorically false.”

“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” a DHS spokesman said in a statement today. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”

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In a statement to ABC News, a spokesperson for Hunter said he was not backing down on the claims.

“The Congressman was conveying what he knows–and what he was told,” the spokesperson told ABC. “It makes sense that the left hand of DHS doesn’t know what the right hand is doing–it’s been that way for a long time and we don’t expect that to change.”

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  • Maybe this will motivate congress to secure the… I can’t even type that with a straight face.

    Seriously, though,it won’t be long before we’re living in mid East style random violence if something isn’t done.

    • WR_the_realist

      Absolutely nothing will convince congress to secure the border.

      • LHathaway

        They will seal the border to keep us in. If they can lock is in to preventing us from changing schools it’s only a matter of time before concern for ‘racial balance’ expands a little.

      • Xerxes22

        If they thought that the open border was a threat to Israel, congress would secure the border in a flash.

  • 4321realist

    As expected all the Democrat talking heads are denying the story, acting as if it’s an impossibility.

    Hard to believe really, since it’s been proven dozens of times before that crossing the southern border can be accomplished by anybody.

    Unless an ISIS commando team a la Mumbai crossed the border and attacked people and blew things up NOTHING will make the community organizer close the border.

    He has given Latin inundation the highest priority. He wants the white population neutralized.

  • MekongDelta69

    Look at that guy O’Keefe (the guy who films all the leftist groups undercover – like ACORN, etc.)

    He came right across the Southern border in a bin Laden mask. Not ONE person stopped him to even question him.

  • If we’re really lucky, these ISIS infiltrators will behead only rich liberals.

    • propagandaoftruth

      So if ten got caught…

      • Like with mice, anytime you see one, you know there’s a hundred.

        • propagandaoftruth

          I wonder how recruiting is going south of the border. Funny, I bet the cartels don’t want muslim infiltration.

          But the cartels only control most of Mexico, not all of it.

    • WR_the_realist

      The rich liberals of Hollywood are the ones most likely to have the immoral life styles that ISIS abhors, so we may luck out on this.

  • Petronius

    ISIS doesn’t need to sneak across the southern border.

    They can just fly into Dulles International Airport.

    Heck, half the people coming through International Arrivals look like Mohamed Atta, and the other half look like Patient Zero.

    • JSS

      My thoughts exactly. Why would any ISIS operative bother with sneaking across the border when they can get visas with no problem anyway?

  • “ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming through the southern border–which they already have,” he added.

    Actually an event that happened last week proved that this is wrong, that Al Qaeda (that’s what ISIS really is, when you boil away the new name and new veneer) does have another way to harm us. Two words: Alton Nolen. Remember I wrote on that AR thread about Alton Nolen that AQ doesn’t need to send even one of their people here to cause us a lot of trouble, that they can rely on a lot of free roaming black men who were once in prison and were indoctrinated in Islam while in the can, and then respond to news reports of AQ beheadings in Syria or You Tube videos of the same through imitation.

    • Wealthy Saudis have have also been sending English-language materials into US prisons, to recruit inmates as Muslim converts. Of course this material is all Wahhabist doctrine, the same as espoused by ISIS.

  • NoMosqueHere

    There will be blood, and it will be on the hands of the muslim in the white house.

  • drattastic

    Terrorist are going to hit us and hit us hard , why wouldn’t they, we are a foolish nation led by a man who hates his own country (supposedly his country anyway) unfortunately for him there won’t be a Bush to blame for his incompetence. I’m sure some straw man will shoulder the blame with a little help from ozero’s Pals in the media.

  • currahee1911

    Hunter, put up or shut up.

  • dd121

    I know why this hasn’t been in the news. Our Muzzie president has proclaimed that “Islam is not our enemy”. Huh? Hasn’t he been paying attention?

  • WR_the_realist

    I don’t know Duncan Hunter’s source for this claim. He may be wrong. But I know that the Department of Homeland Security, whose ICE subdivision is now staffed by pro-open borders, anti-immigration enforcement Obama apparatchiks, can not be trusted on this.

  • Who Me?

    Nobody is going to close the southern border to anyone for any reason. It just isn’t going to happen. If you still think the United States is a sovereign nation, (you know, a nation that has borders and sensible laws, and a cohesive culture) you are dreaming, or maybe a time traveler. The former United States is a large chunk of land, open to anybody who wants to make a play for it. Sooner or later (probably a lot sooner than anybody thinks) one of these “immigrant” groups is going to develop an inflated sense of power and start a war against some or all the others. When that happens, expect them to ALL turn on YT first. And DON’T expect any help from the govt. They’ll be on the other side.

    • mobilebay

      Who me, we stopped being a sovereign nation years ago, when the first illegal was allowed to stay. As for laws – forget it. The government picks and chooses which ones they want to enforce and which ones they don’t. Immigration laws were the first to go by the wayside.

  • By the way, notice how quickly the black Muslim beheading of a middle-aged white receptionist in Oklahoma disappeared from the national news.