Former President Donald Trump expressed concerns on Monday regarding the potential for Hamas terrorism to reach the United States, linking this to what he perceives as a border security crisis under President Joe Biden’s administration. Trump criticized the policies that have led to a surge in illegal border crossings and argued that these conditions could create an opportunity for potential terrorists to enter the country.
During his presidency, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested 282 individuals on the terror watchlist, compared to 11 during the Trump administration, according to Trump’s statement. This statistic has raised alarm among conservatives who are critical of the current border security situation.
Trump’s comments coincided with the escalating conflict in Gaza, where Hamas had carried out an attack, leading to casualties in Israel. He suggested that the situation in Gaza could have implications for the United States, particularly given the arrival of individuals from the Middle East at the southern border.
Recent CBP data indicated the apprehension of thousands of “special interest” illegal immigrants from the Middle East under the Biden administration’s watch. While not all of these individuals are necessarily terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security has expressed concerns about their potential national security risks.
Donald Trump called for the Biden administration to take immediate action to secure the border and prevent the further influx of illegal immigrants. In his view, Biden’s foreign policy decisions have had detrimental consequences, and he characterized the current state of the country as a “giant mess.” From a conservative perspective, there are deep concerns about border security and the potential implications of this immigration surge on national security.