Chinese Immigration Surges: Record Number Crosses US Southern Border

In November 2023, the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reported that they had intercepted a total of 4,797 Chinese nationals on the border between the United States and Mexico in the southwestern region of the United States. With 4,261 meetings with Chinese at the border in October and 4,042 interactions in September, this month marks the third consecutive month that a record has been set for the number of monthly encounters with Chinese nationals at the border.

In addition, immigration agents around the country recorded 7,245 interactions with Chinese nationals in November, which is an increase from the 7,164 encounters that occurred in October.

The monthly data represent a startling rise in comparison to the fiscal years 2021 and 2022, when there were just 450 and 2,176 interactions with Chinese people, respectively, along the southwest border. In fiscal year 2023, the number reached 24,314, and in fiscal year 2024, it has already surpassed 9,000 in just the first two months of the following year.

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Representative Mark Green (R-Tennessee), issued a warning earlier this year, citing intelligence from a Border Patrol Sector Chief, that some of the Chinese nationals entering the United States had links to the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army.

Additionally, statistics that revealed that there were approximately 250,000 interactions with illegal immigrants in the month of November alone broke the record for the month. These new figures were provided with the released data.

During the administration of President Joe Biden, there has been a significant increase in the number of illegal border crossings. Since Biden entered office in 2021, there have been almost 1.7 million illegal immigration gotaways reported. Since the beginning of the Trump administration, there have been a total of 415,000 recorded escapes for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020. During the fiscal year 2022, the number of people who had crossed the border illegally reached an all-time high.

The surge has resulted in an increase in illegal immigration from a variety of nations, including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and the Dominican Republic, amongst others, by a factor of one thousand percent.

The unprecedented rise in the number of people entering the country illegally has put a pressure on big cities such as Chicago and New York, which have had a difficult time finding housing for foreign nationals. Earlier this year, the city of Chicago enacted a legislation that would provide money of $51 million to shelter and feed migrants. In addition, fifty institutions of worship in the city of New York are already accommodating foreign people.

According to the results of a number of studies of public opinion, citizens are unhappy with the way Biden is managing the border situation. The results of a poll conducted by Fox News in late June, which included the participation of more than one thousand registered voters, revealed that 62 percent of respondents disagreed of Biden's management of the border, while just 35 percent approved of it.


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