by Jennie Taer at Daily Caller News Foundation
- Border Patrol agents are increasingly seeing Chinese migrants crossing the southern border, according to the latest federal data.
- Migrants from China pay smugglers sometimes tens of thousands of dollars to go to the U.S., according to Border Patrol sources who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
- “Right now in China there’s extreme pessimism, especially among people in their 20s about the future of their country, so it’s understandable that they’re leaving and they’re trying to get into the United States. And, you know, these are people who are relatively middle class, so it shows you the problems in Chinese society are severe,” China expert Gordon Chang told the DCNF.
The influx of Chinese migrants crossing the southern border continued through April, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data.
Border Patrol encountered 3,182 migrants from China at the U.S.-Mexico border in April alone, according to CBP data. Chinese migrants often pay hefty smuggling fees to reach the U.S., where they have been found with large sums of U.S. currency, according to Border Patrol agents who recently spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
In total, Border Patrol has encountered 9,711 Chinese migrants at the southern border between October 2022 and April, marking an already roughly 393% increase compared to all of fiscal year 2022. (RELATED: ‘It’s Bullsh*t’: Former, Current Border Officials Slam Biden Admin For Touting Success Of Illegal Immigration Policies)
Migrants from Latin America pay an average of roughly $4,000 each to smugglers, according to a July report from The New York Times…Continue Reading