Biden Administration Softened Vetting Process For Chinese Illegal Immigrants

The Biden administration reportedly softened the vetting process for illegal immigrants from China, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Internal emails from the CBP show that the Biden administration ordered the Border Patrol in April 2023 to lessen the number of questions for illegal immigrants from China apprehended at the southern border.

The questionnaire for the unlawful Chinese migrants was cut from 40 to five, facilitating the process for them to be allowed into the U.S.

The questions asked regarded one’s military service, level of education, political party and employment, along with a person’s position on the genocide of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. After answering the five questions, the Chinese illegal immigrants are allowed to roam free in the U.S. if they pass.

A former law enforcement official told the Daily Caller that human smugglers at the southern border rapidly adapted to the new rules and instructed Chinese illegal immigrants how to answer the questions from the CBP.

“It was almost immediate where [the Chinese illegal immigrants] knew what to say and what not to say,” the official told the outlet.

After learning of the Biden administration’s watering down of the vetting process for the Chinese unlawful migrants, retired CBP deputy JJ Carrell said, “This policy change has accelerated the time it takes to process Chinese illegal immigrants — this doesn’t make America safer.”

“The final result is that dangerous Chinese illegal immigrants will still be released into the US,” Carrell added. “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,” he continued.

Carell noted that in past years, Border Patrol agents would spend over an hour processing one Chinese illegal immigrant.

The former CBP deputy said that during his tenure, Chinese illegal immigrants would be run through the Department of Homeland Security database upon entering the U.S. and that “nine times out of 10 these people have never been in America — so they [would] come back clean.”