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Immigration authorities in NYC apprehended a man wanted in Senegal for "terroristic activities".


On October 17, immigration authorities in New York apprehended a man wanted in Senegal for "terroristic activities" after he crossed the United States' southern border. The 29-year-old individual, of Senegalese or Mauritanian origin, was arrested by the Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City branch. He will remain in custody until future actions are decided.


A news release from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement states that the agency was notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the man's alleged terrorism ties in West Africa.


Interestingly, the man had encountered Customs and Border Protection on October 3 while crossing the border near Lukeville, Arizona. Surprisingly, he was "released on his own recognizance" and directed to present himself at ERO in New York.


ERO New York City Field Office Director Kenneth Genalo emphasized the seriousness of the situation, stating, "Noncitizens who are engaged in or suspected of supporting terrorism are a direct threat to our country's national security and will be expeditiously removed from the United States." He also expressed the office's commitment to collaborating with law enforcement partners to ensure individuals responsible for acts of violence are held accountable.


It is worth noting that encounters with individuals on the terror watchlist are not isolated incidents. As of September, border authorities have encountered 160 migrants on the FBI's list during fiscal year 2023. This concerning trend has raised apprehension among experts, who fear the infiltration of Hamas-connected terrorists through the nation's southern border.


Rest assured, ERO New York City is determined to utilize all available resources to safeguard American citizens and residents from those who exploit immigration laws and attempt to evade justice in other countries.

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Valerie Porizek
Valerie Porizek
Nov 21, 2023

Keep up the good work of our nation.

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