The Border Patrol is increasingly posting signs written in Chinese near the U.S./Mexico border, which underscores the booming human smuggling trade as illegal aliens from China flood into America.
Case in point, the emergency beacons placed in desolate border regions which allow stranded illegals to request help from the Border Patrol have instructions in English, Spanish and Chinese, but back in 2001 when they were first deployed, the instructions were written only in English and Spanish.
Since then, human smuggling has exploded into a billion dollar institution, with people of various nationalities paying smugglers, known as coyotes, thousands of dollars to be transported illegally into the United States.
“The Chinese are paying $50,000, the Indians are paying $10,000 to $20,000, [for] all the Central Americans the average is about $7,000 and the Mexicans are, especially [from] southern Mexico, are paying $3,000, so it’s a huge, huge money event for the cartels, probably even more lucrative than the drug business,” Dr. Michael Vickers of the Texas Border Volunteers told Infowars.
Earlier this year, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement reported that the number of illegals apprehended from countries other than Mexico increased 27% from 2012 to 2013.
“In fiscal year 2012, 71,257 of the recent border crossers removed by ICE following a Customs & Border Patrol apprehension were from countries other than Mexico,” stated ICE’s 2013 removal statistics. “In fiscal year 2013, this number rose by 27% to 90,461.”
Many of them are from China, and in just one day last month the McAllen Border Patrol Station processed a half-dozen Chinese.
“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,’” Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, told the National Review. “They’re always trying to claim some credible fear.”
More recently, on Thursday, federal agents in South Texas apprehended two groups of Chinese illegal immigrants, many of whom were dazed from heat exhaustion after hiking through perilous terrain.
“Most people think that it’s just people from Mexico or Central America, but we get people from China, from Europe, from a whole bunch of different places,” Border Patrol Agent Joe Gutierrez told KRGV reporters not long after the apprehension.
Overall, illegal immigrants from over 143 of the world’s roughly 195 countries have crossed through America’s southern border which the Obama administration is quickly erasing.
Jon Bowne also contributed to this report.