According to recently released federal data, nearly 100 people on the FBI’s terror watchlist were detained at the Southern border in the past year, setting a record high and showing a sharp increase in recent months.  Data from the Customs and Border Protection department, which was quietly published on Friday night, shows that 98 of those captured this year while attempting to enter the United States at the southern border were either suspected terrorists or members of terrorist organizations.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin highlighted the data, noting that it is nearly four times as high as the prior five years put together.

According to earlier data from 2019, there were no terror suspects found at the border.

According to CBP sources, there have been nearly a million “gotaways” since the start of last year, with more than 500,000 occurring just this year.

Nearly 2.4 million migrants have been spotted at the border so far this year, with over 227,000 arriving only in September.

Additionally, a record number of people passed away.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), the chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, responded to the most recent data release by saying in a statement on Monday that “our adversaries know they can access our country through our failed border.”

The chairman of the Senate’s homeland security appropriations subcommittee and a leading Republican senator from West Virginia, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, added that the Border Patrol is “overrun” and that “the repercussions of these lax enforcement measures should alarm every single American.”

The latest data also reveals that, compared to five years ago, the Feds intercepted over 15,000 pounds of fentanyl from smugglers trying to cross the border.