(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Border Patrol in fiscal 2011 caught 60 aliens from countries “that have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members” trying to enter the United States through its coastal boundaries, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
In fiscal 2011, the Border Patrol caught a total of 6,552 aliens along the U.S. coast lines. Of these, 4,123 were “other than Mexican” (OTM).
CBP provided CNSNews.com with a country-by-country breakdown of the nations of origin for these 4,123 OTMs apprehended along U.S. coast lines.
In May 2011, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security published a list of what DHS calls “specially designated countries” which the IG defined as those “that have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.” The IG report also carried an appendix naming the 34 nations, plus the West Bank and Gaza, that DHS considers “specially designated countries.”
(The list of “specially designated countries” appended to the DHS IG report initially included Israel. However, after Israel’s presence on this list was reported by CNSNews, DHS removed it and said it had been included by mistake.]
In fiscal 2011, nationals from 16 of the specially designated countries were among those caught along U.S. coastlines. These included:Bangladesh: 2