Joe Biden, the current resident, appeared to acknowledge the possibility that terrorists could be exploiting America’s borders during the debate on Thursday night with former President Donald Trump. In addition to a substantial rise in immigration to the United States, officials have noted a notable uptick in encounters with individuals on terror watchlists at the southern border since Biden assumed office. While discussing immigration with Trump during the debate, Biden mentioned that he was not ruling out the possibility that a terrorist may have slipped through, as per CNN’s hasty transcript.

“We have the largest number of terrorists coming into our country right now. All terrorists all over the world, not just in South America, all over the world,” Trump said during the exchange. “They come from the Middle East, everywhere, all over the world. They’re pouring in. And this guy just left it open.”