Number Of Chinese Migrants Crossing Southern Border Soared In Past Year

  • Amid concerns about the Chinese government, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported a dramatic increase in Chinese nationals apprehended at the southern border through February.
  • Border agents stopped 4,366 illegal immigrants from China along the southwestern U.S. border during the first five months of the current fiscal year, according to data published in part of CBP’s monthly operational update. 1,136 of those were encountered in Texas sectors. By this point last fiscal year, there had only been 421 encounters southwest encounters with Chinese nationals and 175 in Texas sectors.
  • NewsNation published a segment with one Chinese illegal alien who started his trip in Ecuador because the country does not require travel visas for Chinese citizens. The man told the publication he paid $11,000 to be smuggled into Texas.
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