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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Rep. McClintock Demands Information About Alien Encounters at the Southern Border as the Biden Administration’s Failures in Afghanistan Affect Border Security

October 14, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Rep. McClintock today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers about alien encounters at the southern border and the security risks posed by the release of thousands of terrorists from Bagram Air Base combined with the porous southern border.    

“Shortly after the President ordered the unconditional surrender of Bagram Air Base to the Taliban, Taliban forces took control and released the terrorists that had been in U.S. custody. Days later 13 U.S. servicemembers were murdered by a suicide bomber at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Biden administration officials have confirmed that the suicide bomber “was a prisoner released from Bagram Air Base on August 15 after the Taliban seized control of the facility.”

“We know that one of those terrorists exploded the bomb that killed 13 U.S. servicemembers on August 26, but the whereabouts of the others is unknown. It is possible, if not likely, that many will attempt to enter our country through Mexico with the purpose of committing similar terrorist attacks. In fact, we already know that aliens found in the Terrorist Screening Database have been apprehended on the southern border this year. The release of thousands of terrorists back into Afghanistan and the criminal cartels’ control of human smuggling on the southwest U.S. border, mean the terrorist threat is urgent.”

Read Congressman McClintock’s full letter to Secretary Mayorkas here:

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