Sources from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have reportedly confirmed that there have been nearly 20,000 encounters with Chinese nationals at the southern border since October 1—which was the start of federal fiscal year 2024. 

“At least 1,003,575 have crossed into the U.S. since October 1st—Compare that to last year during the same timeframe: 923,446,” News Nation Correspondent Ali Bradley posted on X. “19,833 of them have been from China–The overwhelming majority crossing illegally into the San Diego sector–Compared to 24,318 for all of FY23.”

According to a recent study by CBS News, illegal aliens from China are the fastest growing group attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. 

The study also claims Chinese aliens knew from the social media app TikTok about a specific gap at the border where they could enter—several posts listed step-by-step instructions about how to enter the U.S. through the hole in the border. 

Texas Scorecard released an investigative series in 2022 detailing the various ways that the Chinese Communist Party has infiltrated the state of Texas. 

Confirmation of the near-20,000 encounters with illegal aliens from China comes as a recently proposed Senate border deal would permit 5,000 illegal alien encounters every consecutive day for an entire week, or 8,500 in a single calendar day, before the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security is required to take any immediate emergency action to shut the border down. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a coalition of 15 other attorney generals in sending a letter to U.S. Senate leadership that strongly opposes the bill. 

“The widespread backlash against Biden’s immigration policies reveals that this catastrophic and unsustainable volume of aliens entering the country has already been vehemently rejected by the public,” it states. 

Attorney generals from Alabama, Idaho, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, South Carolina, Kansas, South Dakota, Louisiana, Utah, Mississippi, West Virginia, Missouri, Wyoming, and Montana joined Paxton in signing the letter. 

Texas Scorecard reached out to CBP for further information on Chinese encounters at the border but has not received a response. 

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.