Rep. Duncan Hunter: ISIS Fighters Have Crossed U.S. Southern Border

Duncan_Hunter_113th_CongressIn an appearance on Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren program, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) stated definitively that, “ISIS is coming across the southern border.” Hunter told Van Susteren that according to “a high level source within the Border Patrol” with whom he has spoken, “at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas.” In addition to the ones who were apprehended by the Border Patrol, Hunter warned that “there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol.”

Hunter’s claims were denied by the Department of Homeland Security. According to a spokesman for DHS, “The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground.” The spokesman further denied that infiltration by ISIS (also known as ISIL) is even a serious threat. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border,” he said.

Hunter’s allegation that an ISIS attack on U.S. soil is real threat is supported by the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union representing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees. Union president Kenneth Palinkas charges that the administration’s lax enforcement of immigration laws against people who overstay visas, and administration policies that have “widened the loopholes” in the asylum system have made it dangerously easy for ISIS and other terrorist organizations to carry out attacks against Americans. Moreover, Palinkas warns, the president’s expected executive amnesty after the mid-term elections will increase the risk.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Why can’t the United States, like every other country in the world, just round the vermin up and toss them back over the fence?

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      Maybe we should start tossing illegals in the united nations first. then refuse food stamps to their children, end WIC benefits, end all rent subsidies, end ALL EDUCATION FUNDING. use E-verify to identify o0thers. later, the remainder left, offer a cash ” bounty” for the rest……eventually most will be gone before the bounty program begins.

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    Duncan Hunter lacks credibility. There are a number of Isis members who have been identified as U.S. citizens, and there are a number of ways to get into the United States . Those who are interested in continually attacking the Obama administration, by making false accusations, do those who would like to protect the borders no favors. This is the “birthers”, the BinLaden died during the Bush administration from Marfan’s syndrome. Alex Jones and Mr. Savage are modern P.T. Barnums. Tell your Congressmen don’t allow Obama to bring in thousands of Central Americans, and stop the church groups from invitng them in.

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    The initial post and the following comments show that some are at least partially informed. However, there are many news sites that cover good information that the truely concerned and real patriots need to access to help them get ready for what’s coming. So far, it seems that Washington wants America to fall and the Radical Muslim goal is to conquer the world. Therefore, your religious choice will be by force … if you choose to live! Obama is a Manchurian Candidate and, so far, he’s been following the rules page by page…! Where we needed our soldiers, was not in the ME, protecting the Oil Interests of the World’s Oil Barons, but along our own borders, protecting it and us! After all, check just how many oil discoveries were estimated to suppy America for over 100 years … and many have been kept secret from us … via Washington. It is past time to check and find out that the FEMA Camps are real, along with the Crematoriums and Obama’s Brown Shirt Youth Squads. The first has graduated and there are moreon the way. I suggest that when you get god info, put it on facebook for your friends. They may shut you down a week or so, bt you’re back up and running for another week or so.

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    The bottom line is that the DHS will always hide their corrupt incompetence. Do you expect them to admit that ISIS terrorists have walked into America like illegal aliens do all of the time? These people who are our elected leaders simply do not care about the safety of the American people. How much more evidence will it take for the American people to see first-hand that their own government is their REAL ENEMY most of all. They treat us as badly as they would any foreign enemy.
    You must understand that the US government system benefits from terrorism no matter what meaning that if their is the scare of terrorism or if their is a real terrorism threat, they will always be able to keep the American people in line while they reduce our civil liberties bit by bit as they have done in the past. Terrorism is being used like Communism was used against us for decades: FEAR. But I never thought that the American people were a nation of chicken shits. I don’t think they American people fear terrorists at all. We need to really fear this useless, sociopathic government that runs all over us while waving our flag in our faces and telling us that their Number One Job is to “protect the American people” when recent history has proven the EXACT opposite reality.

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        Dan, the only error that I noticed was “Communism WAS used against us….”! Dan, it still is and it comes right out of Washington … from those that “We the Sheeple” should depend on having America’s best interest in their foremost thoughts. However, it is hard for the very rich and elite to think or even consider that way. The reason I refer to “Sheep” … they seem to follow their owner(leader) anway they are led … even if it is the slaughter house!! The Democrats have taken the side of the Communists and have used the guidelines of the Communist Manifesto to install the “45 Communist Goals for America”, that were put into the Congressional Record” by a Florida Representative. Even the “Village Idiot” can take the Communist Manifesto, the 45 Goals and all of the federal goals, acts, regulations, etc. that have basically degraded and reduced America to another 3rd World Country in this short time. Even during Obama’s reign as King, the CPUSA sued the Democratic Party for stealing their agenda, changing its name to ‘Progressive’ and claiming it as their own!! IT is a sad day in America that this information is being kept from “We the Sheeple” … just like the Ebola Infected West Afrians that crossed the Mexican Border into the late August-early Sept.!!

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    This guy is hardly a credible source. His statements have been widely denied by Homeland security not to mentioned ridiculed by other media outlets. Quoting him makes FAIR’s look less credible

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    Oh course they can say that no terrorist organization has breached our southwestern border because of two things, they refuse to label ISIS as a terrorist organization and you will notice this guy did not say the southern border. So by the wording of his statement we may indeed be full of ISIS members that came in through the south eastern border or some other unprotected border of oursand he could still manage to pass a lie detector test with the statement he made.

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      El mundo esta en un terrible peligro. Europa esta siendo invadida por los musulmanes, quienes quieren dominar el mundo y es necesario proceder DE INMEDIATO a expulsar en barcos a todos lso musulmanes de Europa y enviarlos para Africa. destruir todas las mezquitas en toda Europa y prohibir la entrada de NINGUN MUAULMAN A EUROPA. eN LOS estados unodos de america es necesario hacer lo mismo y destrir todas las mezquitas y no pñermitir entrada de musulmanes y expulsarlos a todos sin exepcion y lo mas pronto posible.inmediatamente the usa debe impeach a obama y expulsarlo con todos sus zares y comunistas y marxistas que lo rodean. no permitir ni un inmigrante de sur america y expulsar a los que ya estan en USA. los paises de sur america, TODOS son paises primitivos y dañinos para USA. si los dejan entrar a USA , se volvera otro banana republic y un pais sin futuro y del cuarto o quinto mundo, son paises IRREDENTOS, esto quiere decir que no yienen redencion o salvacion. echen una mirada a sur america y envien personal competente de USA para que se den cuanta. USA lo que necesita son inmigrantes de Europa que fueron los que formaron al gran pais y mas poderoso del mundo que es USA. el mundo se encuentra en un inmenso peligro de que la civilizacion Occidental que comenzo en Grecia hace tres o cuatro il años sea destruida por los barbaros musulmanes hay que prceder con rapidez y fuerza. De no ser asi, el mundo esta perdidol. Yo soy un subteniente del Ejercito de los Etados UNIdos graduado en NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY EN EL AÑO 1934 Y ME OFRECI DE VOLUNTARIO, PARA IR A LA II QUERRA MUNDIAL.HOY SOY YN MEDICO PSIQUIATRA. TENGO OCHO HIJOS Y A TODOS LOS HE EDUCADO EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS. MIS NUEVE PRIMOS SON TODOS GRADUADOS EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS, UNO DE MAT Y OTROS DE CORNEL UNIVERSITY Y DE COLORADO SCHOOL OF MI NES Y SOMOS DESCENDIENTES DE EUROPEOS, DE ESCOCIA, DE ESPAÑA DE IRLANDA , DE HOLANDA Y OTRAS NACIONES. POR FAVOR aMERICA HAGAN ALGO Y PRONTO. SU PEOR ENEMIGO LO TIENEN EN L,A CASA BLANCA Y SU PRINCIPAL INTERES ES DESTRUIR THE USA . NO LO PERMITAn por favor. yo tengo noventa años, pero estoy fuerte y dispuesto a combatir a los musulmanes junto con USA Y Eueuropa. POR FAVOR. NO PERMIKTAN QUE LOS MUSULMANES DESTRUYAN LA CIVILIZACION OCCIDENTAL. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!! OPEN YOUR MINDS SOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Entonces, tu debes de ser expulsado…porque tu vienes del mismo sitio,,,,Then you must be expelled too since you come from the same place you despise so much…

        The American way the FAIR way…….you are no different … come you speak the lowest about your own genes and country you come from……who is to say in the future you will betray us?…..

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    We need to start protesting louder than the Illegals and start/continue calling our reps and senators, the White House, etc. We need to get organized NOW. We have silently sat back and let this so-called president ruin the country our forefathers fought so hard to preserve just as Hitler and Stalin were allowed to take over. Why aren’t we heeding the warning signs given by so many? ISIS and all Muslims want to eliminate the Christians, period. There are NO good Muslims! We should have done as Japan has done…NO MUSLIMS! This includes the prez and his 5-6 Muslim Czars!

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    It doesn’t make ANY difference to Obama. He is doing what he wants to do to this nation and no matter what that is, we are helpless – especially in Congress. Vote out all the Democrats who are running for re-election on Tuesday, November 4th 2014. If the Democrats lose the Senate and the Republicans retain the House, most of Obama’s political base will be weakened to the point that he will not have the power that he has now. Please don’t assassinate him. His death is not worth going to jail for or starting a Civil war between the Blacks and the Whites.
    If he is politically dead, it serves the same purpose without the consequences of putting a bullet in his head. Chances are pretty slim that this posting will be published, but I felt that this message should get out there in order for the public to know that there is something that can be done about Obama that is legal.

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    we the people , living in relative safety for 200 years are totally unprepared to face the radical idiots who would threaten our security, and the federal government is prepared to simply watch to see what happens.

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    Bernard England on

    This is all of Obama’s plan to destroy America and congress is sitting back afraid to say anything because then they would be racist . Myself words don’t scare me, I say drop the hammer and get rid of the true racists, Obama and his minions.