There were two eye-popping revelations today, when Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed national security concerns at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Wray said the FBI is currently investigating 5,000 terrorism cases here and around the world, including a thousand cases involving home-grown radicals; and Nielsen said there is not enough detention space to lock up around 2,500 illegal aliens who are on the suspected terrorist list.
Wray told the committee, "National security remains the FBI's top priority and counter-terrorism is still a paramount concern. Right now, as I sit here, we're currently investigating about 5,000 terrorism cases across America and around the world. And about a thousand of those cases are home-grown violent extremists. And they're in all 50 states."
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the same committee there is not enough detention space to hold all the suspected terrorists who are in the country illegally.