Iranian man with terror ties caught crossing northern border illegally


The Biden border crisis extends to the northern border the United States shares with Canada. Joe Biden isn’t paying any attention to that border, either.

An Iranian national who has been living in Canada was apprehended when he crossed the U.S. border. He has ties to terrorism. The third time was the charm for him as it is being reported that he tried two times in October to illegally enter the United States. He entered the U.S. near Niagra Falls and was apprehended by Border Patrol. Friday, ICE announced that Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) sent him back to Canada. He is a “national security priority” wanted on assault charges in Canada.

A press release from ICE explained the circumstances of the Iranian’s arrest and deportation.

The fugitive attempted to enter the United States on Oct. 10 by presenting himself to U.S. immigration authorities at the Rainbow Bridge Pedestrian Walkway in Niagara Falls. Customs and Border Protection officers refused him entry into the United States and returned him to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) the same day. Two days later, on Oct. 12, U.S. Border Patrol arrested him as he unlawfully entered the United States from Canada on or around the Whirlpool Bridge Port of Entry in Niagara Falls without being admitted or paroled by a designated immigration official.

On Nov. 8, ERO Buffalo served the unlawfully present man with an expedited removal order. On Dec. 21, ERO Buffalo removed him to Canada based on the Safe Third Country Agreement and turned him over to law enforcement authorities with CBSA.

Why did it take 9 days for ICE to release a press release about this man? He has not been identified. The assault charge is bad enough, but the ties to terrorism are more worrisome.

Included in the press release is a statement from the Field Office Director. “

The strong law enforcement partnership between ERO Buffalo and Canadian law enforcement authorities is imperative to increasing national security and preventing dangerous individuals from fleeing justice,” said ERO Buffalo Field Office Director Thomas Brophy. “The Canadian resident’s return to Canada to face charges is due to the dedicated officers on both sides of the border, working in tandem, to provide public safety for our communities.”

The Iranian was served an expedited removal order by ERO Buffalo on Nov. 8. However, he remained in the United States for six weeks before he was removed to Canada under the Safe Third Country Act.

In 2023, a record number of illegal immigrants turned up on the terror watch list. CBP reported that 564 individuals whose names appeared on the terror watchlist at the northern and southern borders were apprehended. It isn’t just the southern border we need to be concerned about, it’s also the northern border. This case is a good example of what can happen while the focus is on the southern border and the northern border falls through the crack. Who knows what kind of nefarious people are in the group known as the gotaways? The Biden border crisis is a national security risk to America. Joe Biden is derelict in his duty to protect the homeland.

Dan Butcher

Dan Butcher (aka HP Pundit) is not a Democrat or Republican. He is a free thinking independent bringing you news and commentary with a dose of much needed common sense.

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