Middle Easterners from places like Syria, Iraq, and Egypt do indeed travel the same routes as Hondurans to the U.S. southern border, and rising numbers of suspected terrorists have, in fact, been apprehended at the border or en route in recent years.
Although Democrats routinely deny that they're for open borders — dismissing the very suggestion as an outrageous slur — their reaction to Sunday's violence by some of the Central American illegal aliens in Tijuana suggests otherwise.
Even with the difficulties involved, it is remarkable that the government doesn't attempt to use the immigration court process more frequently as a means to expel potentially dangerous aliens with a nexus to terrorism, rather than risk an unexpected attack.
The Optional Practical Training program enables foreign students who have graduated from U.S. schools to work but pretend to remain students, thus exempting them and their employers from the payroll tax. In 2017 alone, for graduates of a single visa mill in California, this subsidy amounted to an estimated $48 million.