Press Release

McHenry Demands Answers on Encounters with Suspected Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) issued the following statement after leading members of the North Carolina delegation in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Troy Miller on the rise in encounters with suspected terrorists at the southern border.

"The chaos at our southern border has created a humanitarian crisis, fueled the opioid epidemic, and allowed entry to those that wish us harm. The spike in encounters with individuals who appear on the Terrorist Screening Dataset (TSDS) is alarming and highlights the dangers of the Biden Administration’s open border policy. That is why I am leading members of the North Carolina delegation in demanding answers from Secretary Mayorkas and CBP Acting Commissioner Miller. We need to know why this information is hidden from public view and what is happening to these suspects after they are apprehended. Our porous border is putting Americans at risk and they deserve to know the truth.”

Please read the letter to Secretary Mayorkas and Acting CBP Commissioner Miller below: