Special Interest Aliens

Exclusive: 13K ‘Special Interest Aliens’ from Countries that Support Hamas Cross U.S. Border Since October

According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, more than 13,000 migrants the agency considers “Special Interest Aliens” have been apprehended by the Border Patrol since October. These migrants include foreign nationals from Turkey, Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Yemen, and Russia. According to the source, most have been released into the United States to pursue asylum claims.

13K Special Interest Aliens in FY24 (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: 100 Syrians, 50 Iranians Cross Biden’s Open Border in October, Says Source

According to a source within CBP, the influx of Special Interest Migrants across the U.S./Mexico border continues early in the NEW fiscal year as nearly 100 Syrian and 50 Iranian nationals have been apprehended by the Border Patrol since the beginning of October. The source says the influx of Syrian and Iranian Special Interest Migrants is concerning, considering the turmoil unfolding in the Middle East.

Special Interest Aliens surge in numbers crossing the border in October. (Randy Clark/Brei

18K Migrant Gotaways Reported in 1st 16 Days of New Year, Says USBP Chief

Border Patrol officials report that more than 18,000 migrants are known to have crossed the border without being apprehended during the first 16 days of FY24. During that same period, dozens of “Special Interest Aliens” from countries known to have ties to terrorism were apprehended. These two reports beg the question of just how many “Special Interest Aliens” are included in the gotaways.

Signs of Migrant Got-Aways. (Photos: U.S. Border Patrol)

Exclusive: 11 Middle Eastern Migrants Found in Texas Border Sector in One Week

According to a source within CBP, eleven “Special Interest Aliens” from Middle Eastern nations were encountered in less than one week in the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector. During the week of October 8 to October 14, Border Patrol agents apprehended six Iranian nationals, three Lebanese nationals, one Egyptian national, and one Saudi Arabian national that made landfall in Texas on the banks of the Rio Grande.

A Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, arrests a migrant after he illegally crossed

Exclusive: 61K ‘Special Interest Aliens’ Entered U.S. through Biden’s Open Border in 2023, Says DHS

According to a Department of Homeland Security report reviewed by Breitbart Texas, 61,471 migrants from “Special Interest Countries” entered the United States in Fiscal Year 2023. According to a source within CBP, most of the migrants, mainly single adult males from countries subject to travel warnings by the U.S. State Department due to terrorism, were released into the United States to pursue asylum claims.

Special Interest Aliens (File Photos: Breitbart Texas/U.S. Border Patrol/Texas DPS)

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Experiences 6,000 Percent Increase in Border Crossings by Migrants from Islamic Republic of Mauritania

As Breitbart Texas observed the Arizona border this week, migrant groups continued to cross into the United States from a host of countries — including some considered by the DHS to be of special interest due to the prevalence of terrorism in that country or hostility to the United States. According to a CBP report reviewed by Breitbart Texas, the arrest of migrants from Mauritania and Egypt at the southwest border rose by as much as 6,000 percent compared to 2022 statistics kept by CBP.

A large group of migrants cross border near Lukeville, Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Tex

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Special Interest’ Migrant Apprehensions Double in FY2023, Says Source

A source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed to Breitbart Texas that the number of “special interest” migrants encountered by Border Patrol agents during Fiscal Year 2023 is rapidly rising. Records show migrant apprehensions this year of those from countries designated as “special interest” countries more than doubled when compared to the previous year.

WESLACO, TX - APRIL 13: Undocumented immigrants are led after being caught and handcuffed

East African, Middle Eastern Migrants Apprehended in Texas near Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend migrants from a multitude of nations who cross the border illegally from Mexico into Texas. Recent apprehensions include migrants from what Border Patrol classifies as “special interest” nations including East African, Middle Eastern, and Asian nations.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of mostly Venezuelan migrants

916 Illegals From Terror-Linked Countries Apprehended Since 2014

The number of illegals from terror-linked countries, officially known as Special Interest Aliens (SIAs), arrested along the U.S.-Mexico border has nearly doubled to 462 in 2015 alone, from 255 in 2011, the last year for which the government released data without a FOIA request.

Undocumented immigrants remove items of clothing while being searched by U.S. Border Patro

Pro-Syrian Refugee Protest Draws Hundreds to Texas Capital

Hundreds of pro-Syrian refugee activists took to the streets of Austin, Texas, this weekend to protest Governor Greg Abbott’s order to refuse the resettlement of Syrian refugees into Texas. One week ago, the Texas governor ordered state agencies not to participate in any federal resettlement programs. He also urged the White House to stop its program of bringing un-vetted Syrian refugees into America. Abbott partnered with at least thirty other governors in refusing the refugees from Syria.

Pro-Muslim rally in Austin