The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol agents reportedly apprehended two individuals who were attempting to sneak across the border Saturday — but they weren’t the customary illegal aliens from Mexico or Central America.
CBP confirmed that one Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were detained by Border Patrol agents after they illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. Iraq and Egypt are hotbeds for terrorism.
CBP did not confirm if the foreign nationals were men, however a source claimed they were both males.
According to a statement from the Border Patrol, agents from Lordsburg Station apprehended the two individuals at 2:15 p.m. along Arizona State Route 80.
“Records checks and interviews produced no derogatory information and the two individuals were placed into removal proceedings,” the statement said.
The exact location of the apprehensions was not clear. However, according to Breitbart, the CBP statement indicated that the individuals had made it more than 15 miles into U.S. territory before agents apprehended them.
The area of the border where it is believed they crossed does not have barriers.
ATT reported that the area south of the border from where the individuals were apprehended is controlled by criminal groups working for the Sinaloa Federation or cartel. The Sinaloa is more professional than other cartels in the region, according to Breitbart, which makes it unlikely that the illegal aliens from the Middle East were traveling in the area without the cartel’s permission.
We don’t know much about these individuals or what they were planning to do, but we do know they were trying to enter the country illegally. Their capture — in addition to the documented dangerous behavior of other illegal aliens — is just another example of why we need to get busy on building a border wall.
At least we have a president that is willing to acknowledge the problems we have at the border and do something about them.