(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Border Patrol officers reported a massive increase in Chinese migrants illegally crossing America’s southern border in April, reporting 3,182 encounters in the space of a month.
According to the Daily Caller, immigration officers encountered a total of 9,711 Chinese migrants between October 2022 and April 2023—an estimated 393% spike compared to with the 2022 fiscal year.
Migrants hailing from the Asian nation often pay exorbitant fees in order to reach the U.S. and carry thousands of dollars in American currency with them.
Cartels charge Chinese immigrants between $15,000 and $30,000 per person, as opposed to $4,000 for immigrants from Latin-American countries.
Though many of the migrants have made legitimate claims to asylum, some experts asserted that there may be some bad actors among the surge of illegals.
“When I first saw that the surge in Chinese migrants, that’s the thought that came to my mind that these are either Ministry of State Security agents or Chinese military, who are coming to this country to commit acts of sabotage against the US,” said Gordon Chang, Gatestone Institute fellow and author of The Coming Collapse of China.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection warned agency officials of the surge in March via a memo.
“Chinese national apprehensions will continue to rise across the SWB [Southwest border], primarily in Yuma and the Rio Grande Sector, as more Chinese nationals successfully reach the United States to request asylum and information about routes becomes more accessible,” the document stated.
The Biden administration has done very little to stymie the flood of migrants coming from both the southern and northern borders, despite the constant warnings and requests for assistance coming from the border patrol.
Meanwhile, it has routinely kowtowed to Chinese ruler Xi Jinping, even in the face of increasingly hostile and confrontational acts against U.S. interests and sovereignty.
President Joe Biden recently emphatically restated his commitment to a trade relationship with China at the G7 summit this week.
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“We’re not looking to decouple from China,” Biden said. “We’re looking to de-risk and diversify our relationship with China.”
Biden went on to list several ways in which the U.S. has been exploited economically by the trans-Pacific superpower, but he failed to offer any direct solutions for how to address them in an amicable way that China would consent to.
“That means taking steps to diversify our supply chains, and we’re not—so we’re not dependent on any one country for necessary product,” he said. “It means resisting economic coercion together and countering harmful practices that hurt our workers. It means protecting a narrow set of advanced technologies critical for our national security.”
The Biden administration has allowed Chinese influence across the border in several other ways over the last few years. Among them:
- permitting Chinese data-mining and espionage via TikTok
- allowing the Chinese spy balloon to float over the continental U.S. before shooting it down
- providing Mexican cartels with chemicals and equipment to manufacture fentanyl on a massive scale
- restricting U.S. energy production and mining for rare-earth metals while pushing for electric vehicles that would rely on China-made batteries
- granting positions of power to people and organizations with links to the Chinese Communist Party