HOUSTON, Texas — Congressman Louie Gohmert joined FOX News to warn Americans about terror threats from the porous and largely unsecured U.S.-Mexico border.
“The FBI director previously said…that there were people from terrorist countries who were assuming Hispanic names, and learning a few words of Spanish, and coming in,” Gohmert said. “The FBI director himself testified to that before Congress. So we know that this kind of thing has been going on–Governor Perry isn’t saying anything that’s new, it just takes a little while for the mainstream to catch up.”
The congressman added that more recently, Marine General John Kelly, the Commander of South Command, testified before the House and Senate this year “that the penetration of our Southern border by criminal cartels, as well as terrorist organizations, poses, in his words, an ‘existential threat the United States.”
“That’s serious and someone needs to take notice in this administration,” Gohmert said.
Another Texas congressman, Henry Cueller, was on Fox with Gohmert. Cueller said that he has no knowledge of terrorists exploiting the border, but acknowledged that it would be possible.
“Is this a possibility? Of course, there’s always a possibility,” Cueller said. “We have to be ready. Right now there’s no indication, but we have to be ready for anything.”
Breitbart Texas spoke with Hector Garza, a Border Patrol agent and National Border Patrol Union spokesman, who similarly said that while he is not aware of any ISIS members crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, it could easily happen.
“We don’t have information that terrorists have crossed into our country,” Garza said. “But I wouldn’t be surprised if something like that did happen, being that we have an open border. Recent news reports have stated that ISIS has had some communication with Mexican drug cartels.”
It is easy to imagine how potential terrorists could easily exploit Texas’ southern border.
Brandon Darby, Breitbart Texas’ Managing Director, previously revealed that the entire world is exploiting the border. Darby obtained a leaked intelligence analysis from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) which showed that illegal immigrants are entering and attempting to enter the U.S. from more than 75 different countries. Among those countries was Yemen and Somalia, “known as a hotbed of Islamic terror activity.”
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