Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09) issued the following statement in response to a recent report from Judicial Watch noting the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) releasing an illegal alien on the terrorist watch list in Yuma, Arizona:
“What is happening along the Southern Border in Yuma is a disgrace. In addition to Yuma being overrun by a flood of illegal aliens and deadly drugs, a terrorist on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist was recently released. Shockingly, it took two weeks for this terrorist to be arrested.
Joe Biden has put our entire country and the safety of all Americans at risk because of his failed open-border policies. Under Biden’s watch, more than 125 terrorists have crossed the southern border in the last eight months. Imagine how many more that got away!
The Biden-created border crisis is completely out of control. Because of the historically high number of illegals being welcomed into the United States by Joe Biden, dedicated border agents are overwhelmed and do not have the resources needed to prevent terrorists from simply walking into Yuma from Mexico. Rather than spending more than $200 billion fighting a proxy war in Ukraine, Joe Biden must begin protecting American citizens and safeguarding our borders at home,” concluded Congressman Gosar.