Chinese Nationals Infiltrating US – Orchestrated by Beijing.

The United States has witnessed a significant surge in the number of Chinese nationals attempting to cross its borders illegally. Recent data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveals a substantial increase in encounters with Chinese migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. This alarming trend raises concerns about potential espionage activities orchestrated by Beijing.

The Surge of Chinese Nationals at the Southern Border. During the month of April, Border Patrol encountered a staggering 3,182 Chinese migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, as reported by CBP data. It is worth noting that these migrants often pay hefty fees to smugglers, emphasizing the desperation and determination of those seeking entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents, in recent interviews with the Daily Caller News Foundation, have discovered substantial amounts of U.S. currency in possession of these individuals.

The figures become even more striking when considering the larger timeframe. From October 2022 to April, Border Patrol encountered a total of 9,711 Chinese migrants at the southern border, representing an astonishing increase of approximately 393 percent compared to the entire fiscal year of 2022.

Motivations Behind the Chinese Migrants’ Exodus. According to Gordon Chang, a distinguished senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute and renowned author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” the surge of Chinese migrants reflects a pervasive sense of pessimism among the younger generation in China. Many of these individuals feel disillusioned and devoid of hope for their future within their home country. Consequently, they seek opportunities abroad, with the United States being an attractive destination. It is important to note that a significant portion of these migrants belongs to the middle class, highlighting the severity of societal challenges within China. Nonetheless, the possibility of individuals with malicious intent infiltrating the United States cannot be dismissed.

Chang further speculates that among the influx of Chinese migrants, there may be Ministry of State Security agents or even members of the Chinese military aiming to engage in acts of sabotage against the U.S. These concerns underscore the need for heightened vigilance and scrutiny in addressing the issue.

Memo from CBP: Continued Increase in Chinese Nationals. In March, CBP officials circulated a memo among agents highlighting an ongoing rise in Chinese nationals attempting to enter the U.S. via Mexico. The memo emphasized that Chinese national apprehensions would continue to escalate across the Southwest border, particularly in Yuma and the Rio Grande Sector. It attributed this trend to an increasing number of successful entries by Chinese migrants seeking asylum, coupled with the growing accessibility of information on viable routes.

Border Security Policy Reversals and the Surge. Since assuming office in January 2021, the Biden administration has faced a surge in illegal immigration, attributed in part to the reversal of several border security policies implemented by the previous administration led by President Donald Trump. These policy changes resulted in a 40-year low in illegal border crossings. However, the subsequent shift in approach has strained the resources of the U.S. government, leading to overcrowding in detention centers and other facilities.

The administration has grappled with finding a balance between enforcing immigration laws and demonstrating compassion toward those seeking asylum. Consequently, it has faced criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Republicans accuse the administration of weakness on immigration, while Democrats call for more humane treatment of migrants. The mixed messages sent by the administration regarding eligibility to stay in the United States have further complicated the situation.

Contributing Factors: Economic and Political Instability in Central America. To provide a comprehensive understanding of the surge in illegal immigration, it is crucial to consider the economic and political instability prevalent in Central American countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. These nations have long been plagued by poverty, violence, and corruption, leading many of their citizens to view the United States as a haven of safety and opportunity.

However, a distinguishing factor under the previous administration was the absence of policies projecting a message of the open invitation to potential migrants. This nuanced approach likely contributed to a more controlled flow of immigration.