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Mar. 1, 2024

Chinese immigration is not new, or discouraged under the current legal system

The illegal Chinese immigrants are not spies or agents of the Chinese Communist Party, but rather economic migrants and seekers of the American dream.

Xinying Huang

Visiting Scholar, Stanford Law School

Huang served as a correctional officer and an attorney in China. He is interested in legal issues related to law enforcement international relations.


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency reported 37,000 Chinese nationals crossed the southern border in 2023. The drastic uptick of illegal Chinese immigrants scares some American politicians and stirs multiple concerns and speculations among various walks of society. Are there any manipulations by the Chinese Communist Party? Does China send spies to America through this cowardly method, as some politicians imagined? Such overly reacted rhetoric is adding cha...

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