Ten former FBI officials recently signed a letter expressing serious concerns about the current threat posed by President Joe Biden’s border policy. In the letter addressed to leaders in the House and Senate, the officials highlighted the unprecedented danger of allowing “military-aged men from across the globe” to enter the U.S. through a largely unprotected border. They emphasized that the presence of a significant number of young single adult males from potentially hostile nations, with unknown backgrounds, intentions, or allegiances, represents a severe national security risk.
The letter argued that the country’s traditional security measures, including military and laws, have been circumvented over the past three years, resulting in dramatically diminished national security. This assessment comes amid escalating tensions between Texas and the Biden administration over border security, with the Supreme Court authorizing the cutting of razor wire placed by Texas authorities to prevent illegal entry.
The former FBI officials found it particularly alarming that individuals on the terrorist watchlist were among the illegal immigrants apprehended at the border, citing a specific example with the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. They pointed out that, since Fiscal Year 2021, 294 suspected terrorists have been apprehended at the southern border, and in Fiscal Year 2023 alone, 598 known gang members were arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The letter warned of the possibility of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, similar to the October 7 incident, considering the current situation at the border. Despite warning signs, the officials criticized the lack of significant discussion highlighting unsecured borders as a significant cause of the increasingly dangerous environment. They concluded by stating that the United States has been invaded, and until this invasion is stopped, the country remains extraordinarily less safe and secure. The signatories urged swift action to prevent a preventable attack and emphasized the government’s duty to protect its citizens and infrastructure.