(TheRedAlertNews.com) – The recent deadly Hamas attack on Israel has raised alarms among Republicans about a potential 9/11-style terrorist attack on American borders.
Lawmakers are demanding Biden address highly possible risks by enhancing border security, deploying troops, and ending catch-and-release policies.
Republican candidates, including Bernie Moreno in Ohio, are calling for actions such as suspending asylum claims through 2025 to secure the U.S. border and protect against potential threats.
While experts believe a Hamas-style assault is unlikely, the attack in Israel has shattered the illusion that the Middle Eastern terrorist threat has subsided.
The 9/11 Commission report revealed that policymakers had not adequately considered the risk of terrorists exploiting the immigration system, and some warn that similar oversights are happening now.
There have been signs of concern, such as an increase in individuals on the terrorism watchlist apprehended at the southern border, surpassing previous records.
Last year, a terrorist plot involving Hezbollah members was foiled at the border.
The 2024 Homeland Threat Assessment acknowledges foreign terrorist organizations’ interest in attacking the U.S. but suggests domestic threats related to illegal drugs and disinformation pose more significant risks.
While debates about the actual threat level persist, border security remains a crucial issue of concern among Republicans, with many emphasizing the need for proactive measures to safeguard the nation.