The Biden administration’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is releasing into the United States busloads of Chinese nationals who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. The videos of Chinese illegal immigrants come just days after China’s communist leader Xi Jinping pledged to build his military “into a great wall of steel” against the United States as tensions between the two nations continue to escalate.
Footage shared on Twitter by Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins shows CBP agents releasing Chinese nationals in Brownsville, Texas. CBP sources told Jenkins that they are released with “notices to appear” because “there are so many crossing and no more space to house them.”
CBP agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector have recorded a 900 percent increase in encounters with illegal immigrants from communist China when compared to the same period last year, Fox News reported.
In February 2022, border agents encountered 55 Chinese nationals. In February 2023, that number surged to 1,368.
Journalist Jorge Ventura also shared video on Twitter showing a group of Chinese nationals, all adult men, surrendering to U.S. officials after crossing the border illegally in Texas.
“Moments ago we encountered a 2-year-old boy unaccompanied minor who was abandoned at the border according to a migrant woman who found the boy. He’s wearing a makeshift ID with a Louisiana address on it. We encountered them with a group of Chinese nationals who just crossed illegally into Texas. @TxDPSSouth assisted the unaccompanied minor,” Ventura tweeted.
Earlier this year, the CBP recorded a staggering 743 percent year-over-year increase in illegal border crossings from Canada at the Swanton Sector, which spans New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, between October and December 2022. The increase comes after the U.S. saw a record number of border apprehensions in the 2022 fiscal year.
According to the CPB, combined apprehension and encounters this fiscal year “have already surpassed that of Fiscal Year 2022 and recent trends represent a sustained increase in illegal border crossings as we head into the harshest winter months.”