Daily Mail reported on February 29 that Republican Senator` Steve Daines is ominously warning about a growing network of terrorists entering the U.S. through the southern border that could be plotting an attack on American soil.    

A top Grand Old Party (Grand Old Party, or GOP, is a nickname for the Republican Party) senator Steve Daines reportedly told reporters at a press conference on February 27 that a 'high-level individual' warned him that over 50,000 Central Asians crossed illegally into the United States last year. 

That same individual from Central Asia, Daines said, also expressed concern about a possible terror attack within the U.S., as the migrants could be a 'part of sleeper cells for a possible terror attack on American soil.'

Currently, at least 40,000 Central Asian nationals are awaiting U.S. asylum court proceedings, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a non-profit that tracks asylum court hearings.

Of those Central Asian nationals 17,000 are from Uzbekistan, 7,000 are from Kyrgyzstan, 3,000 are from Tajikistan, 2,700 are from Kazakhstan and 2,000 from Turkmenistan.

            According to Daily Mail, Daines' revelation comes as lawmakers are increasingly concerned about Chinese nationals crossing over the border into the United States.  

Federal data reportedly shows that over 7.3 million migrants have crossed into the United States illegally since Biden took office in 2021.