Chinese outnumber Mexican migrants crossing into Calif, mostly military age males: ‘Very scary prospect’

The number of Chinese migrants who have crossed into California via the San Diego border with Mexico is now greater than the number of Mexican nationals who swarm into the progressive sanctuary state.

Citing data obtained from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Fox News reports that “Chinese nationals are the second-largest nationality encountered at the border in San Diego Sector since the fiscal year began in October.”

“There have been 21,000 Chinese nationals encountered, second only to Colombia (28,000),” the data revealed. “Third is Mexican nationals with 18,700, followed by Brazil (8,700) and Ecuador (7,700). Other countries of origin include Turkey, Guinea, India, Guatemala and Peru.”

Last week, between Saturday and Monday, Border Patrol apprehended 452 Chinese nationals in the San Diego Sector alone, according to Fox. That’s “more than the entirety of FY 2021 across the whole border,” the outlet notes.


The number of Chinese nationals began rising six months after Joe Biden was inaugurated, in fiscal 2021, and they’ve been going up ever since.

“In fiscal 2022, numbers increased to more than 2,000 border-wide,” Fox reports. “In fiscal 2023, that number then surged to more than 24,314.”

And it’s not just any Chinese national.

According to the president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the national labor union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents and support staff, the majority of Chinese migrants happen to be single adult males of military age.

“That is a very scary prospect,” NBPC President Brandon Judd, told Fox News last week. “We know that China does not like us, we know that we are in the crosshairs of China.”

Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins went to the San Diego Sector and said that California is the “next phase of the border crisis.”

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“It’s different than what we saw in Texas, where Governor Abbott has put up the razor wire, those shipping containers to lock down and harden our border in places like Eagle Pass,” Jenkins told Fox & Friends First on Tuesday. “Out there in Jacumba, California, it’s wide open.”

“And California is a sanctuary state,” he continued, “meaning by law, the city officials and local police law enforcement cannot cooperate with people like Border Patrol and ICE to detain migrants.”

On January 1, Jenkins reminded viewers, “California became first state to offer free health insurance to illegal migrants.”

He noted that Fox News has been reporting that 20,000 Chinese have crossed, but the number is actually higher.

“I am here to tell you right now, it is 21,000 Chinese nationals have crossed the southern border since the fiscal year began on October first. Then 20,000 of the 21,000 in that San Diego sector right there.”

One of the Chinese nationals he spoke to said that he came for the money.

“Needing a job or better life does not qualify for asylum,” Jenkins stated.

Both Border Patrol and congressional lawmakers are “worried” about the number of Chinese flowing into America.

“I confirmed with a Border Patrol official that briefed last year Congress, that told a House committee behind closed doors, ‘We’re a little worried about the number of Chinese we are getting.'”

“They briefed the lawmakers that they were concerned that there could be Communist Party ties to some of the individuals,” he explained. “Remember, a majority of these individuals are single adult males. But, even aside from that, officials are also telling me, even if they are not a spy for China, China is the number one theft of intellectual property, IP. They invented it, and they are stealing it from our country blindly.”

He recalled that he asked the Chinese migrant off-camera what kind of job he was hoping to find in America.

“A computer job,” Jenkins said. “So, there’s a fear that even individuals not working directly for the government may be here to steal our intellectual property.”

Melissa Fine

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