Posted on March 15, 2024

FBI Chief Worried Border Crisis Leading to 9/11 Repeat

Charlie McCarthy, Newsmax, March 12, 2024

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Monday he’s concerned illegal migrants entering the U.S. at the southern border could produce another 9/11 terrorist attack.

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wray joined other intelligence community leaders in discussing worldwide security threats facing the U.S.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, reminded Wray that there were 26 co-conspirators in the 9/11 attacks that killed more than 3,000 people.

“I worry that among the people that are coming across the border that are evading law enforcement, that there are some people among those that mean to do us harm. Do you share that concern?” Cornyn asked Wray.

“I do,” the director replied.


Prior to Cornyn’s questioning, Vice Chairman Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Wray whether any international smuggling operations were conducted by people connected to “ISIS or other terrorist organization.”

“There is a particular network that has … where some of the overseas facilitators of the smuggling network have ISIS ties that we’re very concerned about, and we’ve been spending enormous amounts of effort with our partners investigating exactly what that network is up to,” Wray said.