On, a San Diego official pointed fingers directly at President Joe Biden for what he claims is the illegal entry of an Afghan national, who was on the FBI’s terrorist watch list, into the United States through its southern border. This comes as questions are being raised about the effectiveness of current border control measures in place.
According to Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested the individual near Otay Mesa, California on Wednesday. Post-identification, the FBI has taken charge of the ongoing investigation.
Jim Desmond, Supervisor, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, highlighted the critical need for maintaining a strong border while speaking to Fox News. He stated, “The open border policy has allowed fentanyl to pour into our country, asylum seekers to be human trafficked, and terrorists to attempt entry into our country.” He further added, “The presence of an individual on the terror watch list crossing our borders is a stark reminder of the failures of the Federal Government that are now being put on San Diegans and Americans.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) backed up the report and went ahead to claim that the individual in question was a “wanted terrorist.” In his statement, he said, “Biden’s reckless policy is also an open invitation to even the most wanted terrorists in the world to come to America.” He further added, “They know they’ll never have to leave. The nation knows what’s going on and this president has only begun to be held accountable for what he has done!”
As the investigation continues, authorities will be under pressure to provide answers and take decisive action to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.