CBP Reduces Question List For Chinese Illegal Aliens

The Biden administration has essentially ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to give Chinese illegal aliens an easier path into the United States — forcing the agents to ask them only five questions instead of the roughly 40 questions they were previously required to ask.

The changes were found in a newly uncovered email sent by a CBP supervisor to a “master list” of roughly 500 Border Patrol agents in April 2023.

The email was provided to The Daily Caller by a former law enforcement official, who told the outlet that smugglers are “coached from the beginning of the journey” on how to answer the questions CBP will ask.

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

In the email, the CBP supervisor tells agents that illegal aliens who correctly answer the five questions about “Military Service,” “Universities,” “POB/Region,” “Employment” and “Political Party” are green-lighted to be released into the U.S. interior.

Speaking to The Daily Caller, retired CBP deputy patrol agent in charge J.J. Carrell explained: “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 U.S.”

“This is just the government covering their a—, so they can say vetted,” he 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 those 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.”

The email also ordered agents to refer and transport any illegal aliens who gave concerning answers to any of the five questions to the tactical Terrorism Response Team, which is tasked with interrogating Chinese illegal aliens with possible ties to terrorism or the Chinese government.

“If TTRT determines that the individual is a security risk, that individual is turned over to Joint Terrorism Task Force for further investigation and deportation,” Carrell explained.

Federal officials have previously detailed an espionage threat posed by Chinese nationals disguised as tourists — who have been caught in roughly 100 different instances testing the security of sensitive sites across the U.S., including military bases. These spies have provided security guards with what appeared to be scripted answers upon being confronted, while also claiming they had simply gotten lost.

In a September article, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the FBI had partnered with several other agencies to study the incidents, and had found that these Chinese spies were required to transmit what they had discovered back to communist China.

Experts and lawmakers have warned of the potential threats to national security posed by decreasing vetting at the southern borders — citing espionage, terrorism, drug trafficking, and other concerns.

“Americans do not want America’s foremost adversary facilitating the flow of fentanyl into our country or sending thousands of people across our border illegally. President Biden needs to secure the border now,” the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party told the New York Post in a statement.

Meanwhile, the number of Chinese illegal aliens caught crossing the border has significantly increased, especially in the aftermath of the policy change — with CBP officers reporting an average of 3,578 Chinese illegal aliens per month prior to the change and 5,434 per month in the eight months since the change.