The FBI is concerned that corrupt U.S. officials at the nation’s border crossings are placing Americans at risk. To combat the illegal activity, the Bureau is stepping up efforts to identify those involved. According to this report, some government officials have allowed anyone to cross the U.S. border for the right price. One of the primary concerns is obvious; terrorists or materials that could be used in a terrorist attack might also slip through.
From ABC News
“If you’re a corrupt border official, and you’re allowing illegal immigrants to come into the country, you’re not going to know who you’re letting in,” Kevin L. Perkins, assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division for the FBI, told ABC News.