The 4,000 figure includes people arriving at other US locations. The actual total for the Mexican border is 6 or 12. I have seen both numbers but that’s way below 4,000. The border crisis is phony. It’s another Trump lie.
This is hilarious. The Trump Admin has been using a 4K number that wasn't "sensitive." Sanders gets challenged on it. NBC News first disclosed, and @CNN confirms, that its fewer than 10 (and those are people on a flawed watch list, likely). Anyway the number is now "sensitive"? https://t.co/nqwrwBWjcC
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) January 8, 2019
Can't make this up.@JuliaEAinsley learned only *SIX* immigrants in U.S. terror database were stopped by CBP at southern border in first half of 2018.@PressSec had said 4,000.@VP, @SecNielsen call it a "security crisis" and Trump wants to declare a national emergency.
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) January 7, 2019
NBC report blows up Trump's wild claim that 4,000 terrorists were stopped at the border https://t.co/kgrqwTmsrX
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 8, 2019
Roughly 12 individuals on the terror watchlist were encountered by federal officials at the US southern border from October 2017 to October 2018, according to an administration official familiar with data from Customs and Border Protection https://t.co/FnskHvaf3X
— CNN (@CNN) January 8, 2019
"Nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists were apprehended attempting to come into the United States through various means in the last year," Pence said on ABC's "Good Morning America."
That number, however, is deeply misleading, per @Betsy_klein https://t.co/PEZwKoatl8
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 8, 2019