During the annual Texas Border Coalition meeting, an audience member asked Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw if any suspected ISIS members have ever apprehended on the Texas-Mexico border.
His answer should alarm many.
“Individuals that come across the Texas-Mexican border from countries with a known terrorism presence, and the answer to that is yes,” McCraw said.
He added that the Texas DPS and U.S. Border Patrol are working together to watch the border with the help of about 5,000 motion-detecting cameras, according to KGNS-TV. McCraw said that the Texas DPS also has a plan to increase security at the various ports of entry along the state’s border with Mexico, should more violence begin spilling into the United States.
McCraw further expressed concern over the possible infiltration of the Islamic State through the border, saying there are “vulnerabilities” that exist and the government and law enforcement have to always be thinking about what could be the next attack.