It’s long been known that a percentage, albeit small, of illegals caught sneaking across from Mexico hail from terror-sponsoring states. And some of the Islamic terror groups have ties to Latin American drug cartels and gangs, including MS-13. The combination of terrorists’ desire to infiltrate the border and gangs’ know-how could prove dangerous to American security, say experts.
“It’s obviously a concern,” Shawn Moran, vice president and spokesperson for the Border Patrol Council, told FoxNews.com. “If you pay the cartels enough, they will sneak you across or assist in getting anything you want across the border.
“It’s definitely a nightmare scenario if they use the borders, north or south, to cross and conduct a terrorist attack,” Moran added.