More than 150 Chinese nationals entered US illegally EVERY DAY since October, startling new CBP figures reveal
More than 150 Chinese nationals have illegally entered the U.S. every day since October, according to surprising new CBP statistics.
Among the record numbers of migrants flooding the southern border, Chinese illegal immigrants were the fastest growing faction of border crossers last year.
The 2023 fiscal year reportedly saw more than 37,000 Chinese migrants at the border — with a staggering 20,000 more since October, when the 2024 fiscal year began.
The surge is part of an uncontrollable wave of migrant crossings that has stretched border resources thin. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has tracked more than 1 million migrant encounters since the start of fiscal year 2024, a CBP source said Fox Newsthe earliest this point has ever been reached.
The number is about 100,000 higher than the same period last year and is the earliest the US has ever reached the one million encounter mark.
The alarming border crossing numbers come as a bipartisan immigration bill intended to reform lax border policies suffered a humiliating failure in Congress.
Amid fears about the influx of Chinese nationals – who are reported to be passing through San Diego most of the time – talk show host Dr. Phil speculated that they may be infiltrating the US on behalf of the CCP.
Chinese nationals now form the fastest-growing faction of illegal border crossers to the US, with more than 20,000 arrested since October
CBP sources said the number of total migrant crossings since October has topped one million, compared to the same time frame last year at 923,446
The TV personality said during a Fox News appearance on Tuesday that he abandoned his recent trip to the southern border because of the number of asylum seekers he saw who were from China.
“We would be incredibly narcissistic to assume that these people are coming in here just because they’re in the neighborhood,” he said.
‘What are they doing? If they work in farming, if they work in industry, I promise you they are expected to do certain things. Are they spying? Do they send seed back from farming to China? Do they get plans from industries they work on?’
Dr Phil – real name Phil McGraw – said last week while in Texas that the ‘humanitarian crisis’ before his eyes was ‘unlike anything we’ve seen before’.
While a large majority of migrant crossings in the past tended to come from South America, the CBP’s statistics find that Chinese nationals have seen a dramatic rise.
Over the 2023 financial year, the staggering tally was more than the ten preceding years combined.
An asylum-seeking migrant from China holds up his passport and paperwork as he is photographed by a US Border Patrol agent in December 2023
The number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border in just three years has risen to more than six million – more than the population of 33 separate states in the US
A five-year-old migrant boy from China chases his brother down a trail after he and his family crossed the Rio Grande River into the United States from Mexico in Fronton, Texas, USA, April 5, 2023
In 2022, just 1,970 arrests were recorded, compared to just 323 the year before – however China was under strict pandemic restrictions and travel bans at the time.
In that time, the number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border has risen to more than six million in just three years – more than the population of 33 separate states in the US.
As CBP sources reportedly said the number of migrant crossings since October has topped one million, the same time frame last year was much lower at 923,446.
And in December, a group of Chinese migrants raised eyebrows after they were seen apprehended in California after crossing the border illegally.
Some noted that they did not appear to be weathered asylum seekers fleeing to America after a long and perilous journey, as they had pristine luggage and clean designer clothes.
The group, seen in footage from NewsNation’s Jorge Ventura, was lined up in San Diego County — at the same time the county is debating millions in emergency funding to protect the migrant influx.
Meanwhile, TikTokers posted videos alerting migrants to the easiest points of entry – with numbers of those apprehended by border security not including those who slipped into the country completely undetected.
Chinese migrants arriving at the southern border between the United States and Mexico appeared near California in December
The migrants, who were reportedly mostly Chinese nationals, were neatly dressed and behaved with proper luggage as they were processed to their illegal crossing
Stunning images of migrants have emerged amid the border crisis, as a caravan is seen advancing towards the US on October 30, 2023 in Tapachula, Mexico.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott noted the new trend of people from Communist China, saying it only makes President Biden’s struggle at the border worse
The striking figures come as tensions rise between Texas officials and the federal government over how to stop the constant caravans.
Last month, the standoff was ignited when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Biden administration and granted an emergency appeal to allow agents to continue cutting the razor wire set up by Texas, and a reverse the lower court’s decision.
But Texas continued to strengthen the border and signaled its refusal to comply with the administration’s demand to evacuate the Shelby Park area.
The two sides are fighting in the courts over the state’s recent seizure of Shelby Park near Eagle Pass, the removal of razor wire erected by Texas, and the placement of buoys in the Rio Grande.
The stand-off fueled wild speculation that the situation could degenerate into civil war or that Texas could secede from the Union – which it joined in 1845.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott noted the new trend of people from Communist China, saying it only makes President Biden’s struggle at the border worse.
“It’s extremely dangerous because first of all, as you point out, we have people from China coming here.
‘We also have people on the known terrorist watch list coming across the border. And so there are extraordinary dangers, calls to our country by Biden’s open border policy,” Abbott said Fox News on Sunday.
‘And of course Biden does nothing about it. And that’s why Texas needs to step up and apprehend as many of these people as possible to make sure they don’t pose a threat to our country,’ he added.
“But this is a very serious existential threat to our country caused by Joe Biden. And that’s exactly why Texas is taking extraordinary steps to try to suppress it.’