U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has removed a press release dated April 5, detailing the arrest of two Yemeni illegal immigrants who were on a terror watch list.
“Part of the Border Patrol’s mission states we will protect the country from terrorists,” said Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino in that press release. “Today, like every other day, our agents did that. These apprehensions at our border illustrates the importance of our mission and how we can never stop being vigilant in our everyday mission to protect this great country.”
With the growing crisis at southern border, Republicans have expressed concerns about the terrorist groups exploiting the situation and cross into United States. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA on the arrest of two Yemeni nationals on the terror watchlist.
“While I am grateful to the Border Patrol for doing all they can, I have great concern about the number of bad actors that have escaped arrest and are residing in the United States,” McCarthy wrote in a letter to CIA Director William Burns and FBI Director Christopher Wray sent on Tuesday. “We simply have no way of knowing if other terrorists have crossed the border undetected.”
Why would CBP decide to take down their Press Release from April 5: