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GOP Rep: ‘At Least Ten ISIS Fighters’ Have Been Caught Coming across the Southern Border, DHS Differs

California Republican congressman Duncan Hunter stunned Fox News’s Greta van Susteren Tuesday night when he said the U.S. Border Patrol has caught “at least 10 ISIS fighters” crossing from Mexico into the United States.

“I know that at least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” the representative said, using an alternate name for Middle Eastern terror group the Islamic State. “There’s nobody talking about it –”

“How do you know that?” van Susteren interrupted.

“Because I’ve asked the Border Patrol, Greta,” Hunter replied. “They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or ten of them, then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol.”

Homeland Security spokeswoman Marsha Catron told The New Republic that Hunter’s claims were inaccurate. “The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” she said. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”

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