(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – HAPPENING NOW: An illegal immigrant who was on one of the terrorism watch lists maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation was allowed entry into the United States and then allowed to remain in the country for several weeks even after being identified as a suspected terrorist by the FBI.
As National Review recounts utilizing the initial reporting of Fox News:
“U.S. Border Patrol allowed a suspected terrorist, who was released after crossing the southern border, to remain in the country for nearly two weeks before authorizing his arrest.
“The individual in question was Isnardo Garcia-Amado, 35-year-old citizen of Colombia, who crossed into the U.S. on April 18th near Yuma, Arizona, Fox News reported. After crossing the border, per normal protocol, he was registered with U.S. Border Patrol, given a GPS tracking band, and released into the country with a date for a hearing before an immigration judge.” [emphasis added]
And here is the aspect that has national security experts alarmed:
“Three days later, the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center flagged Garcia-Amado’s name after reviewing entry logs by U.S. Border Patrol…Though the FBI flagged Garcia-Amado’s name on that date, April 21st, ICE did not receive authorization to arrest him until May 4th, a full 13 days after he had entered the U.S. He was found less than 48 hours later, in Pinellas Country, Fla., on May 6th. He is presently in ICE custody, awaiting deportation to Colombia.” [emphasis added]
As one national security authority told Reclaiming America off the record, every aspect of what took place in this instance demonstrates that two decades after 9/11, the United States’ national security apparatus and infrastructure is still unable to quickly identify suspected terrorists as they cross the border and then stop them from entering the interior of the country.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS REPORT FROM RECLAIMING AMERICA.