A coalition of former FBI officials has urgently alerted Congress to inform lawmakers of a pressing and immediate peril to the safety of the American people. According to the coalition, the nation is currently experiencing an infiltration of military-age foreign nationals who are unlawfully entering the United States through the Southern Border.
In a letter addressed to congressional leaders in both the House and Senate, these retired officials have sounded the alarm regarding the imminent danger that looms over the country. These esteemed law enforcement experts aim to convey their deep concern about a specific and ongoing threat that they believe could be one of the most harmful ever faced by the United States.
The letter emphasizes that the United States is confronted with a new and impending peril, shedding light on the officials’ assertion that an invasion is looming at the southern border. This concern is further substantiated by the fact that there were over 302,000 encounters with migrants in December alone, following a record-breaking fiscal year of 2.4 million migrant encounters in 2023.
“In its modern history, the U.S. has never suffered an invasion of the homeland, and yet, one is unfolding now,” they say.
“Military-aged men from across the globe, many from countries or regions not friendly to the United States, are landing in waves on our soil by the thousands — not by splashing ashore from a ship or parachuting from a plane but rather by foot across a border that has been accurately advertised around the world as largely unprotected with ready access granted.”
The group of ten officials comprises individuals such as Kevin Brock and Chris Swecker, former assistant directors of the FBI, Timothy Healy, former Director of the Terrorist Screening Center, and Mark Morgan, former acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, as well as a former FBI superintendent.
Lawmakers have taken note of the significant number of migrants being released into the country, despite federal officials repeatedly asserting that these individuals undergo a thorough vetting process involving biographical and biometric checks.
Additionally, they highlight the alarming increase in the number of “gotaways,” which is estimated to have surpassed 800,000 in the previous fiscal year, along with encounters involving individuals on the FBI’s terror watch list. FBI Director Christopher Wray has also expressed apprehension regarding individuals who manage to evade Border Patrol.
However, the Biden administration has acknowledged having a heightened awareness of the border situation and recognizes that the issue of “gotaways” has been a longstanding problem for the country.
“With the investments that this Congress has made in the Border Patrol, CBP as a whole, we have greater situational awareness now than I’ve ever had,” Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said.
The ex-officials express worry, especially considering the recent Hamas attack on Israel that occurred on October 7th.
“It is stark to say so, but having a large number of young males now within our borders who could begin attacking gatherings of unarmed citizens, in imitation of 10/7 and at the behest of a foreign terror group, must be considered a distinct possibility,” they wrote.
“We would be remiss not to call out this potentially grave threat in the most direct terms.
“The warning lights are blinking.”
Read the full letter:
This sobering letter from former FBI, Homeland Security, and other law enforcement officials describes the chilling reality of why @POTUS’s open border is a clear and present danger to America. pic.twitter.com/JrlM6vKjVq
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 25, 2024