Just when the news coming from the US-Mexico border seems like it couldn’t get any worse … it does. Not only have 2.5 million South American, Central American, and Mexican nationals crossed into the country, but US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data show that the number of Chinese illegal immigrants continues to break records as well. In November alone, 4,767 crossed into the US without identification or paperwork. Did anyone see that coming?
In June 2023, Homeland admitted some of these people are not friendly to America. Rather, many have ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). “In terms of the verification that the individuals released into the United States have ties to the PLA came from a sector chief and I’ll leave it with that at this point. We have a classified briefing coming up in the very near future,” House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green warned.
But there are marked differences between illegal immigrants: Chinese pay upwards of tens of thousands of dollars for their human smugglers, while Latin illegals stay under the $4,000 radar. Illegal Chinese often carry loads of American currency, whereas their counterparts are seeking the welfare this administration has falsely promised.
Red Threat or Refugee?
Experts, such as Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and a Gatestone Institute distinguished senior fellow, are ringing alarm bells about the cozy partnership between Russia and China. He believes that the exodus of CCP citizens is due to fear of what Chairman Xi Jinping has in store:
“Right now in China, there’s extreme pessimism, especially among people in their 20s, about the future of their country, so, understandably, they’re leaving, and they’re trying to get into the United States. And, you know, these are people who are relatively middle class, so it shows you the problems in Chinese society are severe. And that, to me, suggests that this is going to get worse because these numbers are staggering.”
But that doesn’t necessarily mean refugees have nefarious plans once in the US, assures Cai Xia, editor-in-chief of Yibao and former professor at the Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. Cai Xia points the finger at the government: Severe COVID restrictions and policies, the Chinese Constitutional Amendment in 2018 that overturned term limits, and the growing relationship between President Vladamir Putin and Jinping.
Chang, on the other hand, worries about spies. “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,” he warned.
And unlike their Latino compadres, the illegal Chinese migrants are skipping Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, arriving near San Diego, and turning themselves over to Border Patrol. Biden’s federal agents then transport them to a processing center in the coastal city where they can browse through free clothing items and charge their iPhones. This administration would have to put their noggins together to make the process any easier.
A Good Chinese Immigrant
Recently, on Christmas Day this year, the US marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act – the first significant immigration restriction law. The country has since grown up, but the federal government has not. The US has relatively easy immigration laws that can be the pathway to an even greater, stronger nation, but they’re rarely if ever enforced. There is no proper immigration until the correct application of federal laws is met.