Biden’s Dept. of ‘Homeland Security’ Says Privacy of Terror List Illegals More Important than Public’s Right to Know

by Warner Todd Huston at lidblog.com

Joe Biden’s corrupt Department of “Homeland Security” is now saying that the privacy of illegal aliens who are on the terror watchlist is more important than the American public’s right to know the names of those suspected terrorists.

The DHS os refusing to share the list of names of illegals on the terror watchlist who have been caught trying to sneak into the country, claiming that these suspected terrorists have more rights to “privacy” than Americans do to their safety.

Per Just the News:

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin filed a Freedom of Information Act request that only sought the nationalities of the individuals, not including more identifying information such as their names or location. The denial of the request occurred on the same day that at least one illegal immigrant reportedly on the terror watchlist was apprehended while attempting to infiltrate the Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia.

“The privacy interests of the individuals in the records you have requested outweigh any minimal public interest in disclosure of the information,” the department told Melugin in a letter, he wrote in a post on X. “Any private interest you may have in that information does not factor into the aforementioned balancing test.”

Melugin pushed back on the rejection in a post to social media on Thursday, defending his request for the information and claiming that most of the rejection had nothing to do with what he was asking for. He also vowed to appeal the decision.