Some 100 ISIS terrorists have been caught in Guatemala, where a caravan of thousands of migrants is headed to the United States.
Judicial Watch cited a report in Guatemala’s Prensa Libra of the admission by Guatemala’s president.
“Why should Americans care about this?” Judicial Watch questioned. “A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education.”
Judicial Watch pointed out a terrorist “could have easily slipped in considering the minors, coined Unaccompanied Alien Children, were not properly vetted and some turned out to be violent gangbangers who went on to commit heinous crimes in their adopted land of opportunity.”
“In fact, the nation’s most violent street gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), was energized by the barrage of UACs. The Texas Department of Public Safety even issued a report documenting how the MS-13 emerged as a top tier gang in the state thanks to the influx of illegal alien gang members that came with the UACs,” Judicial Watch said.
“At the time more than 60,000 UACs – many with criminal histories – had stormed into the U.S. in a matter of months. Tens of thousands more eventually made it north.”
Judicial Watch noted Guatemala long has been known as a smuggling corridor to the U.S. for foreigners from African and Asian countries.
Prensa Libra last year published a report on the network that moves migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh to the U.S.
“All this makes ISIS terrorists operating in Guatemala incredibly alarming. President Jimmy Morales confirmed it during a recent security conference attended by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well as the presidents of Honduras and El Salvador and other Latin American dignitaries,” Judicial Watch said.
“Morales said that his administration has captured ‘close to 100 persons completely involved with terrorists, with ISIS and we have not only detained them within our territory, but they have been deported to their country of origin.’ Several of the terrorists were Syrians caught with fake documents, according to Guatemala’s head of intelligence. At the same event, President Morales also revealed that Guatemalan authorities captured more than 1,000 gangbangers, including members of the MS-13,” the group reported.