Disturbing new evidence has surfaced that migrants from ISIS-controlled areas of Syria may be using America’s lax border control to try to sneak into the United States.
Just this week, at least 13 Syrians have been apprehended trying to gain illegal access into the United States — and some are fighting-aged men who were using fake passports and false identities.
Investigations into whether the apprehended Syrians may have terror links are ongoing.
Eight Syrian migrants were caught near the border town of Laredo, Texas this week, border agents told Breitbart.com on the condition of anonymity.
The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), which represents thousands of border control agents, has also confirmed that Syrian migrants have been caught trying to enter the United States.
Wednesday, five other Syrians — all military-aged men — were caught in Honduras using stolen Greek passports to try to sneak into America. The men had taken a circuitous route, seemingly to avoid detection and to test their false documents.
According to authorities, after leaving Syria the men traveled to Lebanon, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica. And if it hadn’t been for observant Honduran authorities, the five Syrian men may have gained entry to America.
President Barack Obama hasn’t backed down from his promise to take in 10,000 Syrian migrants, over the objections of much of the American public. ISIS claims to have infiltrated the migrants with its fighters, and one of the terrorists behind the recent attacks in Paris may have posed as a migrant.
Concerns remain that the Syrian refugees cannot be properly vetted for terror ties. And the fact that some are trying to escape the vetting process completely by entering America illegally is only heightening security concerns.
“That is why we must press pause on the refugee resettlement program for Syria and other nations containing known terror cells until we have fully reviewed and reformed our system for vetting refugees, and made substantial progress in combating Islamic State,” Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina said in a statement.