Republican Reps. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and Ryan Zinke of Montana introduced a bill Wednesday requesting that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas implement a plan to secure the northern border, according to a copy of the legislation first obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Kelly and Zinke’s resolution cites concerns with surges in apprehensions of individuals whose names appeared on the terror watchlist entering the country via the U.S. border with Canada. Customs and Border Protection recorded 429 encounters of terror watchlisted individuals at ports of entry and three at illegal crossing points between October 2022 and September, according to federal data. (RELATED: Small-Town Cops Find 11 Illegal Immigrants In House Where Girl Reported Sexual Assault)
“At a time of increased global uncertainty, we must take every measure necessary to secure our country. That includes our Northern border, which is greatly unsecured and overexposed,” Kelly said in a statement to the DCNF.
“The majority of suspected terrorists caught this year have crossed between the U.S. and Canada, which is the longest continuous border between two countries in…