Smuggler linked to terrorist group helped people cross border (News Nation)

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    Smuggler linked to terrorist group helped people cross border – By Evan Lambert (News Nation) / Aug 29, 2023

    • Someone with ties to a terrorist group helped migrants enter the U.S.
    • CNN reports the smuggler was linked to ISIS
    • The migrants have no known terrorism connections

    (NewsNation) — The United States government confirmed Tuesday that a human smuggler with connections to a terrorist group helped migrants cross the nation’s southern border.

    National Security Council officials say the smuggler has been arrested. The migrants have no known connection to terrorism, officials added. CNN, the first outlet to report the situation, said the smuggler has ties to ISIS.

    Republicans, however, blame the episode on the border policies under President Joe Biden’s administration.

    It’s unclear when the Uzbek nationals arrived, but U.S. officials say intelligence later discovered the smuggling network and the connection of one smuggler to a terrorist organization. The FBI is working with the U.S. government to track down the migrants and determine whether they pose an ongoing threat to national security. There is no indication the individuals are plotting an attack on the U.S.

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