Syrian nationals continue to figure out a way to find a passage to the Western hemisphere despite so many critics in the West saying we kinda don’t want them here.
Today three more Syrians were caught on St. Maarten, an island just off the coast of Puerto Rico.
Authorities in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten say they have detained three Syrians traveling with fake Greek passports.
The public prosecutor’s office said Saturday that the Syrians were detained Nov. 14 and that the investigation is continuing. Officials said the three have not asked for asylum, but they do not believe the Syrians are tied to any terrorist groups.
Spokesman Norman Serphos told The Associated Press that the three men came on an Insel Air flight from Haiti. No further details were available.
Officials said the Syrians had traveled from Europe then stopped in Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Haiti before entering St. Maarten. It is unclear where they were headed.
Authorities said similar routes have been used by other Syrians arrested in neighboring countries.
I took the time to diagram their little vacation to the Americas:
Now I don’t think we should automatically assume they have terror ties, but why go through all the trouble to make it across the Atlantic to get over here? There are many possible reasons, but I think we should all wildly speculate in the comment section. GO!!