America is currently facing a historic crisis of mass illegal migration at its southern border. Government data reveals an alarming number of migrants on the FBI’s terror-watch list caught at that border since Joe Biden became president. A “Muslim-only migrant shelter” has even opened in Tijuana, Mexico. What impact does this migration have on U.S. national security? What needs to change? What are the prospects of that change?
Todd Bensman is a writing fellow at the Middle East Forum and a senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. He led counterterrorism intelligence for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division. He has two books: Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History (Bombardier, 2023) and Covert Border Wars: The Untold Story of America’s Near and Far Campaigns to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration (Bombardier, 2021). He has a BA from Northern Arizona University, one MA from the University of Missouri and a second one from the Naval Postgraduate School.