Blackburn Demands Answers from Biden Administration on Releasing Illegal Immigrants Allegedly Tied to ISIS

June 20, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray demanding a full accounting of the eight Tajikistani nationals who were allegedly released by the Biden administration and subsequently arrested by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week for alleged terrorist ties to ISIS.

These suspected terrorists allegedly passed through screening by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with clean criminal background checks. The Biden administration is currently releasing illegal immigrants from adversarial countries, including Russia, that do not give the U.S. access to pertinent criminal background check information. Earlier this month, the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report urging improvement to DHS screening and vetting procedures for those seeking entry into the U.S.