Home USA News The number of illegal immigrants from China has increased fivefold, and there are more immigrants there than Mexicans. A large number of undocumented immigrants have been arrested at the US-Canada border.

The number of illegal immigrants from China has increased fivefold, and there are more immigrants there than Mexicans. A large number of undocumented immigrants have been arrested at the US-Canada border.

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The number of illegal immigrants from China has increased fivefold, and there are more immigrants there than Mexicans.  A large number of undocumented immigrants have been arrested at the US-Canada border.

The latest data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows the number of people crossing the border has increased in recent monthsUS-Mexico borderChina in Americaticketless passengerThis number exceeds that of Mexicans; The number of undocumented Chinese tourists detained at the San Diego border has increased by 500% compared to the same period last year; And as Chinese smugglers continue to enter the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border, Chinese immigrants are also appearing at the North America-Canada border. Undocumented travelers attempt to cross the border from CanadaIWas arrested.

Deutsche Welle (DW.com) reported on the 28th that China’s economic weakness and intensified political repression have forced more and more Chinese to “flee”; And inspired by the social media TikTok (TikTok), many Chinese people “”took the path”” to seek a better life in the United States.

Deutsche Welle interviewed a 24-year-old Chinese man named Guo. She flew from Shenzhen to Ecuador, a visa-free country for Chinese passports, and crossed the “Darien Gap” (Darien Gap) connecting Central America and South America by land, and then through most of them meet. More than 50 Chinese nationals crossed the US-Mexico border to Jacumba Hot Springs, a small town in California, east of San Diego. They stood in line to wait for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents to pick them up. And make them “surrender” to formally apply for asylum.

The man surnamed Guo took out his mobile phone and told reporters, “I know all the information from the Internet and TikTok.” These social media showed the best way in the United States, provided step-by-step instructions, suggested different methods. Transportation, and even the borders of different countries along the way, are also listed. What amount of money can be bribed to a patrol officer?

The report notes that although the number of Chinese citizens crossing the US-Mexico border is still low compared to other countries, accounting for only 2.5% of total arrivals, CBP data shows they are already the fastest growing. Is a group growing from. From October to January last year, Border Patrol agents registered nearly 19,000 illegal immigrants from China; During the same period in 2021, there were only 55.

Despite entering the country illegally, Chinese citizens have a high chance of gaining asylum in the United States; Over 50% of Chinese applicants are granted asylum, while only 4% of Mexican applicants are granted asylum. This trend has raised official national security concerns.

On the 29th, at the North US-Canada border, Maine Border Patrol agents also arrested three Chinese nationals trying to cross into Canada, and a Chinese national was apprehended in Maine. US northern border officials recorded 191,603 encounters with border crossers last year, a 41% increase from 2022. New York, Vermont and New Hampshire saw record numbers of illegal border crossings last quarter.

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