(DCWatchdog.com) – Even top-ranking law enforcement members of Joe Biden’s administration are highly worried by the illegal alien invasion created by Biden as the FBI chief, Christopher Wray, has just stated that the influx of “gotaways” is generating “great concern.”
Speaking during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday (see the video below), FBI Director Wray expressed significant concern about the large number of illegal migrants, known as “gotaways,” who have evaded Border Patrol and entered the United States.
This issue, he emphasized, is of “great concern” to the FBI, as it poses threats that are heavily engaging the agency’s resources across all field offices.
In his testimony addressing “worldwide threats” to the U.S., Wray responded to Chairman Mark Green’s inquiries regarding the increasing numbers of gotaways, Fox News reports.
Sources from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cited in the report say that there have been over 47,000 gotaways since the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, with estimates suggesting the number could exceed 2 million since the beginning of the Biden administration – including over 600,000 in FY 2022.
Green raised concerns about potential terrorists among these gotaways.
“Can the FBI guarantee American people that known or suspected terrorists, including any from Hamas or other terror groups, are not amongst those gotaways?”
“Well, certainly the group of people that you’re talking about are a source of great concern for us. That’s why we’re aggressively using all 56 of our joint terrorism task forces,” the FBI director responded.
“Any time you have a group of people in the United States that we don’t know nearly enough about, that is a source of concern for us from a perspective in our lane of protecting Americans,” he added.
Wray noted an increase in known or suspected terrorists trying to cross the border over the past five years, with record numbers appearing on the terror watchlist in FY 2023. Yet, he couldn’t pinpoint the reason for this uptick.
“The threats that come from the other side of the border are very much consuming all 56 of our field offices, not just in the border states,” he said.
The context of Wray’s testimony includes heightened concerns, shared by Republicans and some within the Biden administration, about the border being potentially exploited by terrorists, especially with Border Patrol agents overwhelmed by record migrant numbers.
October alone saw over 249,000 migrant encounters.
"Can the FBI guarantee the American people that known or suspected terrorists…are not amongst those [border] 'gotaways'?"
FBI Director Chris Wray: "Certainly, the group of people that you're talking about are a source of great concern for us" pic.twitter.com/U8lua8lzFw
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