By Steve Neavling
While President Trump focuses on security at the U.S.-Mexico border, he may want to shift his focus to the northern border with Canada.
The Daily Beast reports that “far more suspected terrorists try to enter the country from the northern border with Canada than from the south.”
The media outlet analyzed monthly domestic encounter reports from the FBI Terrorist Screening Center, which details encounters with terrorists.
“We are looking the wrong direction,” said a senior DHS official familiar with the data. “Not to say that Mexico isn’t a problem, but the real bad guys aren’t coming from there—at least not yet.”
President Trump has claimed that jihadis are “pouring” into the country, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to disclose any evidence.
FBI data shows there is more urgency at the northern border with Canada.
“We often hear about security concerns on the Southern border, but bad actors intent on entering our country will always seek the path of least resistance, so we must have the necessary tools and resources to secure both the northern and southern borders,” Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) said in a statement to The Daily Beast.