Mary Ann Martinez, New York Post, April 19, 2022
Texas Congressman Chip Roy slammed Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a tweet on Tuesday, blaming them for the 42 individuals with possible terrorist ties who attempted to sneak into the country.
“42 people on the TERROR WATCHLIST have been arrested at our border since Biden was sworn in,” the Austin Republican said on Twitter.
Roy then blasted Biden and Mayorkas for lax security at the Southern border.
“More importantly: how many MORE dangerous suspects were in the over 600K known [migrants] who evaded law enforcement because Biden and Mayorkas REFUSE to secure our border,” he said.
Those placed on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) are “reasonably suspected” of being involved in terrorist activities.
According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data obtained by Fox News, a total of 23 people individuals on terror watchlists were detained by Border Patrol agents between Jan. 20 and Dec. 27, 2021.