Concern over Syrian refugees entering the United States has greatly escalated since the terror attacks on Paris last Friday.
Honduran authorities recently discovered five Syrians with doctored Greek passports who were intent on entering the United States.
One report concerning Syrian refugees is sure to spark even more controversy.
Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrians attempted to cross the U.S. border from Mexico.
Border Patrol agent and NBPC Local 2455 President Hector Garcia spoke to Breitbart Texas: “Border Patrol agents who we represent have been contacting our organization to voice concerns about reports from other agents that Syrians crossed the U.S. border from Mexico in the Laredo sector. Our agents have heard about Syrians being apprehended in the area from other federal agents. At this time, I cannot confirm or deny the Syrians have crossed, for security reasons.”
He added that Local 2455 “will be issuing an officer safety bulletin advising Border Patrol agents to exercise extra precautions as they patrol the border.”
The Pew Research Center reported in 2014 that non-Mexicans crossing U.S. borders illegally now outnumber Mexicans crossing the border illegally. Many come from Central American countries, but other countries worldwide are represented as well.
Donald Trump recently said: “I have a real concern that people coming into this country are coming in for very bad purposes and they are coming all different ways, coming in for some very bad purposes.”
What do you think of the report from the Border Patrol agents that eight Syrians attempted to cross the U.S. border from Mexico?