by Keith Griffith at Daily Mail
- CBP encounters with Chinese nationals at southern border are at record highs
- Agency reported 24,048 border arrests in the 12 months through September
- That’s up from 1,970 over the same period in 2022, and just 323 in 2021
The US border is being inundated with Chinese nationals as migrant caravans from Latin American increasingly attract asylum seekers from around the world.
That’s up more than 10 times from the 1,970 arrests recorded during the 2022 fiscal year, and just 323 the year before, when China was under strict pandemic travel bans and lockdowns.
Although Latin America remains by far the largest regional source of immigration, China and other nations in the Eastern Hemisphere represent a significant and growing minority of migration using the southern land route.
Border Patrol arrested 41,719 Indian migrants crossing from Mexico in fiscal year 2023, up 129 percent on the previous year. Some 7,390 Russians were captured, up by 42 percent, while 15,429 Turks were detained, roughly flat from the prior year…Continue Reading