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RED TIDE: Border Patrol Captures Of Chinese Nationals Soar

Border Patrol Captures Of Chinese Nationals Soar

Migrants gather at a crossing into El Paso, Texas.
  • Thousands of Chinese migrants and asylum seekers have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, and many more are heading north after passing through the treacherous Darién Gap jungle between Colombia and Panama.
  • Why it matters: It’s another example of people from well beyond the Americas seeking refuge in the U.S. through the southwest border — and reflects the ongoing backlash to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s harsh domestic policies.
  • “So the word is out, right?,” Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Texas border Democrat, told Axios. “If you can get to our southern border, you have pretty good shot at getting in, and it has changed the demographics.”
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