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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…

Suggests breakdown in cross-border coordination amid overwhelming mass-migration crisis

By Todd Bensman as originally published December 28, 2021 by the Center for Immigration Studies

AUSTIN, Texas — On November 20, the government of Mexico released a Yemeni migrant who was on the FBI’s terrorist watch list — on condition that he “report weekly” to Mexican immigration authorities, according to…

‘There are no organizations that are fighting for our human rights’

By Todd Bensman as originally published December 13, 2021 by the Center for Immigration Studies

WASHINGTON, DC — The leader of the Embera Tribe left his jungle homeland in Panama’s Darien Gap and came to the nation’s capital last week with an SOS message to the American people: a record-setting…

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…

American media won’t speak its name — “Islamist terrorism’ — but the historic 9/11 Commission Report does and always will

“But the enemy is not just ‘terrorism,’ some generic evil. This vagueness blurs the strategy. The catastrophic threat at this moment in history is more specific. It is the threat…

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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