Thursday, May 27, 2010

Homeland Security warns Somali terrorists entering US through Mexican border

Here's a story that brings three major issues, illegal immigration, border security, and terrorism, together.

Homeland security is warning Texas authorities to be on the look out for Somalis affiliated with terrorist group al Shabaab, that might attempt to enter the US illegally through the Texas-Mexico border.

Maybe this is why Obama is sending 1200 National Guards to patrol the US-Mexican border. Fox News

The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells

The warning follows an indictment unsealed this month in Texas federal court that accuses a Somali man in Texas of running a “large-scale smuggling enterprise” responsible for bringing hundreds of Somalis from Brazil through South America and eventually across the Mexican border. Many of the illegal immigrants, who court records say were given fake IDs, are alleged to have ties to other now-defunct Somalian terror organizations that have merged with active organizations like Al Shabaab, al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami.

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