An illegal immigrant allegedly threatened a citizen journalist on Saturday who was reporting on the illegal immigrant crisis at the US-Mexico border, telling the videographer “Soon, you’re gonna know who I am.
The incident occurred near the border near Sasabe, Arizona.
A videographer with 1st Responders Media uploaded video footage of the altercation to X, formerly known as Twitter.
“A migrant who illegally crossed into the United States threatened me, saying ‘You find out who I am very soon,’ simply because I asked him where he was from. These are the people @AliMayorkas @POTUS @DHSgov and @CBP are letting in,” the outlet wrote on X.
In the video, the reporter asks which country the illegal immigrant came from.
A migrant who illegally crossed into the United States threatened me, saying “You find out who I am very soon,” simply because I asked him where he was from. These are the people @AliMayorkas @POTUS @DHSgov and @CBP are letting in. pic.twitter.com/iblMnNndpa
— 1strespondersmedia (@1strespondermed) January 21, 2024
The illegal immigrant responded, “If you are smart enough you will know who I am. But you really aren’t smart enough to know who I am. But soon you’re gonna know who I am. Very soon.”
The reporter can be heard on video saying behind the camera, “Wow. The entitlement.”
The illegal immigrant, who is standing among a group of other individuals who had just enetered the US illegally, then proceeds to walk away, video shows.
This comes following heightened concerns about the lack of a real vetting process for illegal immigrants coming across the US-Mexico border. Many have speculated that terror cells could be coming into the US as many young men have made the crossing without families. Since Biden took office in 2021, some 7-10 million illegal immigrants have crossed, been apprehended, and released into the interior.
Apprehensions of people who are on the terrorist watch list are nearly double last year’s record total.
According to the CBP data, 172 non-citizens who were on the terrorist watchlist were apprehended at the border, which was an increase from 2022’s record year of 98. Before 2021, the highest number was six in 2018.
This is terrifying. https://t.co/dbCVCoOgkI
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 21, 2024
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has vowed to make border security a top priority if he were to take back the White House in 2025.