The Obama administration is denying claims by a Republican Congressman that at least 10 ISIS fighters were caught trying to cross the Mexican border in Texas, the Daily Mail reports.
Rep. Duncan Hunter said Tuesday that the Border Patrol told him that the extremists were captured at the border.
Homeland Security responded by calling Hunter’s claim “categorically false.”
“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” a Homeland Security spokesman said in a statement
“DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”
Still, Hunter’s spokesman pressed forward.
“The congressman was conveying what he knows – and what he was told,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“It makes sense that the left hand of DHS doesn’t know what the right hand is doing – it’s been that way for a long time and we don’t expect that to change.'”