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With illegal migrants crossing the southern border by the hundreds of thousands and setting new records by the month, the Department of Homeland Security’s top priority — somehow — is “domestic violent extremism,” and it doesn’t even mean Antifa. “President Joe Biden’s top appointees have called white supremacists the greatest security threat to the country and are pushing for bolstered intelligence gathering,” the Associated Press reported last week, noting that DHS “plans to ramp up social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism,” for which the department has opened a new office in its intelligence branch. Yes, the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was awful, but that collection of crackpots is no serious national-security threat or there’d have been some sign of more such trouble in the months since. Yet Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines published a “threat assessment” focusing on “white extremism.” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has ordered an internal review to address “threats” within the department’s ranks. (“Domestic violent extremism poses the most lethal and persistent terrorism-related threat to our country today,” he declared.)

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