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The new book by journalist-turned-intelligence analyst Todd Bensman, AMERICA’S COVERT BORDER WAR, is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and anywhere books are sold. This 13-year work of journalism reveals, for the first time, secret (ongoing) border security operations that America built after 9/11 to…

By Todd Bensman as originally published October 20, 2021 by the Center for Immigration Studies

AUSTIN, Texas — In a dive into new political and legal water, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has executed the first-ever border security operations in which thousands of National Guard troops — newly imbued with civilian…

By Todd Bensman as published October 5, 2021 by the Center for Immigration Studies

Before a Del Rio, Texas migrant camp of 15,000 briefly captured national and White House attention, another volcanic rupture point in the southern border fault line was already flaring: this one in Yuma, Arizona.

In a…

By Todd Bensman as originally published September 29, 2021 by the Center for Immigration Studies

DEL RIO, Texas — The migrant encampment under the international bridge here is liquidated, the 15,000 mostly Haitian illegal migrants who had pooled under it gone to different futures (most paroled into the United States…

Doctor gained U.S. entry despite terror ties before and after screening

By Todd Bensman as published September 10, 2021 by the Center for Immigration Studies

In through a once-broken immigration front door that most Americans thought fixed after the 9/11 attacks came an Afghan doctor named Hayatullah Dawari, whose case is worth recalling on this 20th anniversary.

The U.S. State Department…

Migrants from nations the world over make up increasing percentage of those reaching the US southern border

By Todd Bensman as originally published July 30, 2021 by Creative Destruction Media

LA CRUZ, Costa Rica — Seven Eritreans sit in an irregular circle near the bus station in this far northwest…

The intercontinental trail connecting the world to the U.S. border is more congested than at any time in recent memory, with people from Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Burkina Faso, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and other countries. The significance of this “extra-continental” flow is that it ferries peoples from nations where violent Islamic…

Todd Bensman

Todd Bensman is Senior National Security Fellow for the Center for Immigration Studies, a 9-year counterterrorism intelligence manager, and 23-year journalist

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