According to a statement by the Customs and Border Protection on Monday, the arrests were made in California separately earlier this year.
”US Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two Yemeni men within the last 2 months that were identified on a terrorism watch list,” claimed the statement.
The two men, one 33 and another 26, were “illegal aliens,” the FBI said, adding that their names appeared on the terrorism watch list as well as the no-fly list.
“Part of the Border Patrol’s mission states we will protect the country from terrorists,” claimed CBP chief patrol agent Gregory K. Bovino. “Today, like every other day, our agents did that. These apprehensions at our border illustrates the importance of our mission and how we can never stop being vigilant in our everyday mission to protect this great country.”
The administration of US President Joe Biden is facing backlash over a rise in the number of migrants arriving and the myriads of arrests made at the border.