Posted 6 months ago on July 26, 2014, 11:42 a.m. EST by Crackpot
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The influx of Central American illegal immigrants appears to have attracted the attention of Chinese nationals seeking to gain access to the United States. Border Patrol union officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector tell NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE that they’ve noticed a recent uptick in the number of Chinese border crossers. While the Obama administration has sought to attribute the spike in Central Americans coming to the U.S. to poverty and regional violence, no such explanation exists for the arrival of Chinese immigrants.
“[Traffic of Chinese-born persons] seemed to have dried up for awhile, but then maybe within the last month or so it seemed to have increased,” says Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley. “You see them in threes or fours, and it’s always, ‘Oh, the one-child policy, the one-child policy, don’t want to go back.’ They’re always trying to claim some credible fear.”
Chinese Immigrants Crossing Rio Grande
The Manhattan Institute thinks immigrants increase economic efficiency by reducing labor shortages in low- and high-skilled markets because their educational backgrounds fill holes in the native-born labor market.
There may be other reasons for immigrants to come to the US besides going to work for an American company. It could be possible to find work through a network of established countrymen that are already here. The immigrant may want to have a child or children born in the US in order to have a family member with US citizenship. Once they are here the chances of them leaving soon are small. The chances of attracting more immigrants are large.
Imagine Congress repealing the Fourteenth Amendment because Department of Homeland Security couldn’t do its job.