Chinese Illegal Immigration Surpasses Previous Records
The number of Chinese migrants crossing the US border has reached alarming levels, with last year seeing a record-breaking surge. Fiscal year 2024 is expected to surpass even that staggering figure. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered over 37,000 Chinese migrants in the previous year, but the numbers have already risen to nearly 20,000 since October. In fact, the CBP has reported encountering an average of approximately 150 Chinese migrants per day this fiscal year.
Immigration Bill Sparks Debate
This revelation comes at a time when a bipartisan immigration bill is being discussed in Congress. Critics, including Senator Ted Cruz, have voiced concerns that the proposed bill would “normalize” a daily average of 5,000 border encounters. Cruz argues that if implemented, this would result in 1.8 million encounters per year and a staggering 6 million illegal immigrants over the next three years.
Impeachment Vote Fails for Homeland Security Secretary
In another significant development, the House of Representatives recently failed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The House voted along party lines, but a few Republicans voted against the impeachment, resulting in a 216-214 defeat. Notably, this marks the first attempt to impeach a Cabinet secretary since 1876. The charges against Mayorkas included allegations of non-compliance with federal immigration laws and a violation of public trust.
Border Crossings Reach Unprecedented Levels
The surge in Chinese migrants is part of a larger trend of increasing border crossings. December of last year witnessed a staggering 302,000 migrant encounters, the highest ever recorded for a single month. This marked the first time a monthly total surpassed the 300,000 mark.
This report was contributed to by Adam Shaw and Elizabeth Elkind from Fox News.