House GOP demands Sec Mayorkas turn over Jordanians' immigration records after attempted Quantico breach

One of the Jordanian nationals illegally entered the US in April, while the other has been residing in the US on an expired F1 student visa.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA

Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) wrote to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday, requesting additional information about the Jordanian nationals' attempted breach of Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.  

Jordan and McClintock demanded that the Department of Homeland Security produce documents pertaining to the two suspects' immigration history.  

This comes after it had been revealed that one of the Jordanian nationals who attempted to break into Marine Corps Base Quantico had illegally entered the US from Mexico in April. He was detained but later released by US Customs and Border Patrol. His accomplice, also a Jordanian national, has been residing in the US on an expired F1 student visa.  

The Jordanians were both arrested on May 3 when the incident took place. 

The representatives issued a deadline of 5 pm on June 7 to submit the documents and requested the following, according to a letter obtained by Fox News:  

"Case history information, including, but not limited to, the alien's immigration history, immigration benefits applications, the alien file (A-file) or consular file (including all consular notes), and immigration detention status and history; information regarding the time, date, and place of any and all of the alien's entries into the United States, and information regarding the alien’s processing by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, including whether CBP officials were alerted to derogatory information about the alien and what questions were asked of the alien during the screening process."  

According to court documents, the two Jordanian nationals were in a box truck when they approached the Fuller Road Gate to Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. The two suspects were stopped for screening after they claimed to be Amazon contractors. The non-citizens then attempted to force their vehicle through the gate by ramming it, but military personnel prevented them.  

Capt. Michael Curtis, a spokesperson for the base, told the New York Post that military authorities at the gate discovered that the two men did not have approved credentials nor any connection to Quantico, so they sent them to a holding area to undergo further investigation.  

"When asked, the operator of the truck informed the military police officers they worked for a company subcontracted by Amazon and were making a delivery to the US Post Office located in the Town of Quantico," said Curtis.  

"It was at that time, one of the military police officers noticed the driver ignoring the direct instructions of the officers, continued to move the vehicle past the holding area and attempted to access Marine Corps Base Quantico," he added. "Due to the swift response and execution of their duties, the officers were able to deploy the vehicle denial barriers, prevent any further access to Marine Corps Base Quantico, and detain the individuals who were eventually turned over to ICE custody."  

Authorities have not been able to determine if the attempted breach was terror-related, noting that authorities did not uncover any weapons in the truck.  

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill told the publication that the incident "looks like it was a test run for something else like truck bombs because they tried to get in saying they were delivery drivers then sped up as the barricades popped up." 

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