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Pfluger Statement on 15 Possible Terrorists Caught Attempting to Cross the Southern Border in May

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement following reports that at least 15 illegal immigrants listed on the FBI’s terror watch list were apprehended attempting to cross the southern border. The 15 were among the record-high 239,416 total illegal migrants apprehended in May, not including gotaways.

Rep. August Pfluger: “It only took 19 evil actors to execute the deadly 9/11 attacks on American soil. Now, 15 possible terrorists have been caught in only one month. How many more are in the nearly 500,000 who got away in the past nine months alone?

“This number would still be hidden from the American public if not for the efforts of Ranking Member Katko and myself to force the Biden Administration to publish the number of Known and Suspected Terrorists (KSTs) apprehended along the border. 

“Border security IS national security.”