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National Security Implications of America’s Open Border Crisis

May 10, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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America is facing an unprecedented crisis of illegal immigration due to President Biden’s open border policies and failure to enforce our country’s immigration laws with potentially catastrophic consequences to our national security. In addition to human trafficking, child labor abuses, drug cartels and a fentanyl crisis leading to unprecedented numbers of American deaths, Customs and Border Control have disclosed a frightening number of migrants on the FBI’s terror watch list that have been caught at the southern border – what they haven’t revealed is how many terrorists may have slipped into the country of which we are not aware. Join us for an important and insightful discussion with expert Todd Bensman on the dangers and vulnerabilities to our country’s national security as a result of the Biden administration’s failure to enforce our immigration laws and secure our border and what we can expect once Title 42 is lifted on May 11.

About the Speaker: Todd Bensman, a two-time National Press Club award winner, currently serves as the Texas-based Senior National Security Fellow for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington, D.C. policy institute for which he writes, speaks, and grants media interviews about the nexus between immigration and national security. He frequently reports from the southern border, in Mexico and in Latin America. He has testified before Congress as an expert witness and regularly appears on radio and television outlets to discuss illegal immigration and border security matters. Separately, he writes about homeland security and terrorism subjects for Newsweek MagazineHomeland Security TodayThe New York PostTownhall, The Federalist, the Investigative Project on Terrorism, SpyTalkThe Daily WireThe National PulseThe National Interest, and other publications. He serves as a Writing Fellow for the Middle East Forum and also teaches terrorism, intelligence analysis, and journalism as a university adjunct lecturer. He is the author of two books: the 2023 book OVERRUN, How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History and also America’s Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration. For nearly a decade prior to joining CIS in August 2018, Bensman led counterterrorism intelligence for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division and its multi-agency fusion center. Before his homeland security service, Bensman was a journalist for 23 years, covering national security after 9/11 as a staff writer for major newspapers. You can follow Bensman’s work at www.toddbensman.com.

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May 10, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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