Government watchdog group Judicial Watch says they have received intel from high-level government sources claiming that federal authorities have arrested four Islamic State terrorists in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.
“Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr,” the nonprofit watchdog group reports.
The news comes one day after California Rep. Duncan Hunter declared on national television that “at least 10 ISIS fighters” had been apprehended attempting to enter the US.
“At least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” Hunter told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, adding that “They are going to be bombing American cities coming across from Mexico.”
Duncan noted that he learned of the terrorist group’s attempt to enter the US from sources within the US Border Patrol.
“And the border patrol just let’s ISIS members come across the border?” asked Van Susteren.
“No. They caught them at the border,” elaborated Duncan. “Therefore, we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or ten of them, you know that there are going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol. That’s how you know. That’s where we are at risk here, is from ISIS and radical Islamists coming across the border. Once again, they don’t have a navy, air force, nuclear weapons. The only way that Americans are going to be harmed by radical Islam — Chairman Dempsey said the same thing. He said that’s where the major threat is here, that’s how these guy guys are going to infiltrate through America and harm Americans.”
Judicial Watch had also released a report in late August detailing information from government sources which claimed an ISIS attack on US soil was “imminent” and “coming very soon.”
“An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms,” Judicial Watch reported in late August. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.”