ICE Arrests 8 Foreign Nationals with Suspected Ties to ISIS

ICE arrested eight foreign nationals who entered the U.S. through the southern border. Photo: Shutterstock

By Steve Neavling

ICE arrested eight Tajikistani nationals with alleged links to the terrorist group ISIS, multiple people familiar with the matter told the Associated Press

The suspects entered the U.S. through the southern border last spring and were recently arrested in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. 

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force was tracking the foreign nationals. The task force was working with ICE to make the arrests. 

The specifics of their alleged ties to ISIS weren’t immediately clear.

The suspects managed to cross the border and get through the screening process without being identified for their potential terrorism-related connections. 

FBI DIrector Christopher Wray has said the U.S. is facing increasing threats from homegrown violent extremists and foreign terrorist organizations. Those threats heightened after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7.

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