If you were to ask the average American how many terrorists have been caught trying to sneak into the country, you would probably get a small response. The average American would not think that it was a very common thing to find terrorists sneaking in because they have not heard of any being caught.
But even if you asked a pessimistic person, they are likely to get it wrong. Again, this is because no one is hearing about the apparent wave of terrorists trying to get into America via our Southern border.
According to Breitbart
Leaked documents with sensitive FBI data exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas reveal that 7,712 terrorist encounters occurred within the United States in one year and that many of those encounters occurred near the U.S.-Mexico border. The incidents are characterized as “Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounters.” Some of the encounters occurred near the U.S.-Mexico border at ports-of-entry and some occurred in between, indicating that persons known or reasonably suspected of being terrorists attempted to sneak into the U.S. across the border. In all, the encounters occurred in higher numbers in border states.
So, what this tells us is that there are a lot of terrorists using the same routes to enter our country as the illegal immigrants are using. And we have caught 7712 of them either as they enter or right after. Who would have thought that such a thing could happen?
As I have said before, this does not mean that we cut off all immigration; that is not the answer. But, there is a good case to be made for tightening things up. What will it take for us to wake up to this problem?