Border Patrol agents arrested five migrants later determined to be on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) watch list.
The arrests occurred on Friday in Tucson, Arizona shortly after Title 42 ended.
According to a source connected to Customs and Border Protection, the illegal immigrants were referred to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task for further investigation.
The source says the arrests of the foreign nationals who illegally crossed the border and attempted to avoid detection and apprehension occurred in separate incidents throughout the day and evening on Friday. Information regarding the demographics and nationalities of the arrested migrants was not available. According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection report, a total of 80 migrants who are listed in the Terrorist Screening Database have been apprehended after entering the United States along the southwest border between ports of entry this fiscal year. Two more were apprehended after crossing the northern border with Canada.