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Border Patrol union head warns of spike in military-aged men from China crossing US border

"We've got to let law enforcement do their job and look into these individuals," Judd said.

Published: February 14, 2024 6:51pm

Updated: February 14, 2024 6:51pm

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd on Wednesday expressed concern over the recent influx of military-aged Chinese men coming across the southern border.

More than 30,000 Chinese people were detained by Border Patrol agents for illegally crossing the border from January to November 2023, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol data.

"Why are we seeing this influx?" Judd asked on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "At best, they're just coming here for a better life or for a better job. At worse, they're coming here to be part of the Chinese government, and that's what scares me an awful lot."

"We know that the Chinese have huge gangs here in the United States, and they control certain parts of our country," he later said. "They control the drug flow. They control the prostitution. They control everything that's illegal in certain portions of the country. We have to look into that. It's very important that we understand why we are having so many people from China, especially military-aged men, from China."

"I don't want to cause mass hysteria where United States citizens are violent towards people from China," Judd said. "However, we have to ... allow the intelligence community to do their job. We've got to let law enforcement do their job and look into these individuals."

Many Chinese immigrants are leaving due to economic conditions in China and its strict lockdowns, Yahoo News reported.

"Again, at best, they're here for a better life," Judd said. "At worst, they're here to be part of the Chinese government to infiltrate our own country."

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