Internal emails from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveal that the Biden administration has eased the screening procedures for Chinese illegal immigrants. In an email dated April 2023, sent to approximately 500 Border Patrol agents, they were instructed to cut down on the number of interview questions for apprehended Chinese illegal immigrants.
The April 2023 email directed Border Patrol agents to reduce the interview questions for apprehended Chinese illegal immigrants from 40 to just five, facilitating their quick release into the United States.
The image of the email outlines five questions to be asked, and if there are no “yes” responses to any of them, “there is no requirement to further delay the current processing pathway.” The straightforward questions cover military service, university education, place of birth region, employment and political party. Chinese migrants are released into the interior after passing the brief interview.
The Biden admin reduced vetting process for illegal immigrants from China: report
The list of questions was cut down from around 40 to just five.
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A former law enforcement official who shared the email with the Daily Caller revealed that smugglers quickly adjusted to the updated guidelines, instructing Chinese illegal immigrants on how to respond to the modified questions from the CBP.
The law official stated, “It was almost immediate where the Chinese illegal immigrants knew what to say and what not to say.”
A retired CBP officer, JJ Carrell, said, “This policy change has accelerated the time it takes to process Chinese illegal immigrants — this doesn’t make America safer.”
He continued, “The final result is that dangerous Chinese illegal immigrants will still be released into the U.S. I believe the government recognizes the threat of Chinese soldiers and spies that are pouring into America, and they want to try and identify these individuals. However, the same government does not want to stop the flow of illegal aliens or Chinese nationals — just the ‘bad ones,’ which is impossible.”
Carrell stated that agents used to invest hours scrutinizing a lone Chinese illegal immigrant. He recounted his past experiences, noting that whenever a Chinese illegal immigrant entered the country, they underwent a criminal check in the Department of Homeland Security database. He added that “nine times out of ten, these people have never been in America — so they [would] come back clean.”
He added, “I would then set that individual up for deportation, and [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] would fly him or her back to China. Never in a million years would I then process that Chinese national and then just release them into America.”