China likely sending military personnel into US, Homeland chair says
Green said he expects a classified briefing on the matter in the near future.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., on Wednesday said China is likely sending military personnel into the United States across the southern border.
At a press conference announcing an investigation into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Green said there are "Chinese Nationals, many of whom are military-aged men" with ties to the Chinese Communist Party who have crossed the southern border and been released into the United States.
"We have no idea who these people are and it's very likely, using Russia's template of sending military personnel into Ukraine, China is doing the same in the United States," Green also said.
The revelation came from a Border Patrol sector chief, Green said, adding that he expects a classified briefing on the matter in the near future.
The House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday released a preliminary report on the border stating that apprehensions of Chinese nationals at the border have skyrocketed.
Overall, at the southern border, nearly 10,000 Chinese migrants were encountered at the border from October 2022 through April 2023, per the latest federal data. In comparison, during last fiscal year, which ran from October 2021 through September 2022, less than 2,200 Chinese migrants were encountered at the border.