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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Are Terrorists Coming Through the Southern Border—or Not?


It’s nearly impossible to get a straight story about whether terrorists are coming through the southern border. I thought I’d explain the reasons for the difficulty, and why the lack of transparency might be a serious problem for our country.

Part of the problem in getting accurate information, as described in The Federalist, is due to our government’s unwillingness to publicize anything that assists the terrorists, so they label the information classified or “in line with standard practice to protect ongoing investigations and operations.”

According to Todd Bensman who works for the Center for Immigration Studies, there actually is some coordination in catching suspects: