Authorities Arrest Six Suspected Terrorists With Ties To ISIS

Daily Report June 13,2024

Federal law enforcement agencies have arrested a group of six Russian nationals with suspected ties to terrorism, specifically ISIS.

The arrests were made in several major U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The operation was a coordinated effort between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The FBI and Ice used a wiretap on one of the arrested individuals, revealing discussions about bombs, and it was discovered that federal immigration authorities had previously released him at the southern border.

According to Fox News, all the individuals arrested entered the U.S. by crossing the southern border. The initial screening process and vetting by the federal authorities did not detect any ties to terrorism associated with their names.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a joint statement acknowledging the arrest, stating that the individuals are being held in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

“The individuals arrested are detained in ICE custody pending removal proceedings. As the FBI and DHS have recently described in public and partner bulletins, the U.S. has been in a heightened threat environment, the statement reads. “The FBI and DHS will continue working around the clock with our partners to identify, investigate and disrupt potential threats to national security.”

According to the New York Post, the arrest comes after FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. Wray expressed concerns about a coordinated terrorist attack in the U.S. similar to the ISIS-K attack in Russia. Wray also highlighted the FBI’s successes in disrupting multiple terrorist attacks across the country.

According to the outlet, President Joe Biden’s administration introduced a new border policy on Wednesday aimed at reducing the number of illegal border crossings.

Under the new policy, migrants who cross the border will not be eligible to apply for asylum unless the number of apprehended illegal migrants falls below 1500. However, despite the new policy, migrants have continued to enter the U.S. illegally.

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