Speaking with Fox News’ Charles Payne Monday evening, Pinal County, Arizona sheriff and congressional candidate Paul Babeu explained that the Obama administration’s immigration policies makes the southern border a “likely avenue” for terrorists to gain entry into the U.S.
“They’re getting telegraphed this message by President Obama and the administration: ‘make it to the border, you’re home free,'” Babeu explained.
“This is troubling because just in these eight months, we’ve seen more [illegal immigrants] than in all of last year,” he said. (RELATED: Terror Expert: Obama’s Policies Practically Guarantee Another Terror Attack Before The Election)
“I just want Barack Obama to do his job, to secure the border, to protect America because it’s no longer about children, it’s no longer about the Mexican cartels that my deputies and local Border Patrol are fighting,” he continued. “This is about terrorism. This unsecured border is a likely avenue of approach for terrorists to sneak into America, and it’s got to be secured.”
Babeu’s comments come just after CIA Director John Brennan warned Congress that ISIS is “exploring” loopholes in the U.S. immigration system to smuggle operatives into the West. (VIDEO: CIA Director: US Has Not Reduced ISIS’ Global Terror Reach)