House GOP Alarmed by Spike in Chinese Migrants Crossing Border Illegally

( – Republicans have expressed concern about the rapidly growing number of Chinese migrants entering the United States illegally. The House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability organized a hearing on May 16 to examine the “unprecedented” wave of migration from the communist nation. Chairman Dan Bishop, a Republican representing North Carolina, remarked that Chinese entry under the Biden administration is 20 times higher than the Trump and Obama administrations combined.

The committee also noted an internal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) email revealing how the Biden administration had simplified the vetting process applied to Chinese immigrants, prompting a surge in numbers. The CBP memo directed officers to reduce the number of questions asked of Chinese immigrants from 40 to just five. Rep. Bishop argued that the reduced scrutiny presented a “ripe opportunity” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to undermine America’s national security from the inside.

Rep. Carlos Gimenez of Florida, who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee and the Select Committee on China, agreed with Mr. Bishop and said the CCP would happily “weaponize” migration to attack the United States within its own borders. Rep. Gimenez accused the federal government of appeasing China while stating that the CCP is in cahoots with Mexican cartels to flood American streets with the deadly drug Fentanyl, which has killed more than 100,000 Americans in recent years.

Democrats, however, accused Republicans of “fearmongering.” Their accusation comes as former President Trump warns that Chinese migrants could form an “army” in the US. At a campaign rally in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, Trump claimed that most immigrants from China are male and “fighting age” and questioned their intentions. “Are they trying to build a little army?” he asked.

Activist Cynthia Choi said Mr. Trump is inflaming anti-Asian rhetoric, while Gregg Orton of the National Council of Asian-Pacific Americans said many Asians are still fearful due to Trump’s remarks during the coronavirus pandemic, which he labeled a “Chinese virus.”

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