FBI Director Chris Wray stated that dangerous individuals have entered the U.S. illegally through the southern border, amid a heated debate over illegal immigration.

Wray highlighted a range of threats originating from the border, with a particular emphasis on drug trafficking, noting that the FBI seized enough fentanyl in the last two years to kill 270 million people.

While confirming the presence of criminals at the southern border, Wray clarified that there is no specific plot, but there is concern about a smuggling network with ISIS ties.

Overall, Wray emphasized that threats from various groups have reached a heightened level, describing the situation as unprecedented since October 7.

CIA Director William Burns discussed the potential consequences of not providing support to Ukraine, stating that it could lead to a strategic loss for Russia and impact security in the Indo-Pacific.

Burns highlighted the importance of U.S. support for Ukraine in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions, noting the potential effects on alliances and the ambitions of the Chinese leadership in the Indo-Pacific.

The intelligence chiefs addressed various global threats, including the situation in China, conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine, and the potential influence of artificial intelligence on the U.S. 2024 election.

The statements were made during the annual "Worldwide Threats" congressional hearings, where heads of U.S. intelligence agencies testify before Senate panels.