(FeaturedNews.com) – On Wednesday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) stated that he believes there are “sleeper terrorist cells in America.” He also stated that there was a need for additional national security measures to be taken in the U.S.-Mexico border.
During the Republican primary debate, Scott argued that there were thousands of people who had arrived in the United States from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Iran. He then stated that this was the time for them to deal with the national security emergency at the border.
These latest claims are a continuation of his campaign’s previous messaging about the unsubstantiated suggestions regarding terrorists crossing the U.S. southern border. This was also something he had referenced during his campaign announcement speech when he had alleged that hundreds of people who were on the country’s terrorist watch list had been crossing the borders.
An analysis from the Washington Post also noted that Scott had specifically made references to “borders” in its plural form. A spokesperson for the Senator had also pointed out that the DHS data showed that there were “terrorist screening encounters” at all of the U.S. ports of entry.
The data further showed that there had been a much higher number of encounters along the Canada-U.S. border than the southern border, and in the analysis, it was also pointed out that the data only accounted for those people who had been stopped from entering and not those who had managed to successfully enter the United States.
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