(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) A damning report accused the Biden administration of deliberately concealing the true nationality of illegal aliens apprehended at the southern border, with particular focus on individuals of Palestinian background.
According to the Daily Caller, Customs and Border Protection has been categorizing Palestinians attempting to cross the border illegally under other nationalities.
An internal database, reviewed by the Caller on Wednesday, revealed that there exists no distinct category for “Palestine” within the records of apprehended individuals. Searches specifically for Palestinians yield “no matches.”
This revelation comes in the wake of an internal memo cautioning that terrorists associated with Palestinian groups might be attempting to exploit vulnerabilities at the border.
In a disturbing interview, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott confirmed the absence of such categories.
“There is no written policy on how to record a Palestinian,” Scott declared. “In my experience, since this falls within the legal borders of Israel, individuals would be documented as Israel and the narrative, which is not easily searchable would likely but not automatically explain that the individual claims to be Palestinian.”
Scott further explained that the data entered into the DHS systems relies on the voluntary disclosure of the individuals detained. “The narrative is 100% dependent upon what the agent wants to include and what information the agent has time to get,” he added.
Earlier this month, a San Diego CBP field office highlighted the potential presence of terrorists attempting to exploit the war in the Gaza Strip by entering the U.S. illegally.
“San Diego Field Office Intelligence Unit assesses that individuals inspired by, or reacting to the current Israel-Hamas conflict may attempt travel to or from the area of hostilities in the Middle East via circuitous transit across the Southwest border,” read the internal memo, according to the Caller.
“Foreign fighters motivated by ideology or mercenary soldiers of fortune may attempt to obfuscate travel to or from the US to or from countries in the Middle East through Mexico,” the memo added.
Additionally, the memo explicitly named Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah as possible entities seeking illegal entry into the U.S.