They opt to risk arrest, drowning and robbery just to pass through some eight nations and enter the U.S. via Latin America. Many rely on social media as a guide toward economic opportunity and political freedom in America.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, around 116,868 Chinese nationals sought asylum worldwide as of mid-2022. This was almost ten times bigger than the 15,362 recorded at the end of 2012, the year Xi Jinping assumed office. The Chinese paramount leader recently secured a third presidential term.
Customs and Border Protection agents have apprehended 4,271 Chinese nationals along the southwest border from October 2022 to February 2023, according to the Wall Street Journal. That was 12 times the number of arrests in the same period a year earlier.
Generally, the Chinese taking the long march to the U.S. are those with low incomes, education levels and skills. Given their handicaps, many of them have little to no chance of securing a U.S. visa. However, a rising number of middle-class Chinese who lost their livelihood due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) or had traumatic encounters with the CCP are taking the risk.
"I think what we're seeing now are people who are more middle class who just feel that the opportunities are diminishing and that the political situation has just become a lot riskier," said Ian Johnson, a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. "And so, they are finding any method by hook or by crook to get out of China."
The hashtag #zouxian – which roughly translates to "trek" – started gaining popularity in 2022 after some illegal aliens posted footage of their journeys on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.
Daniel Huang, a former fitness trainer in Shanghai, was one of many who braved the arduous "journey to the West." He borrowed $13,000 from online lenders to pay for a fake college acceptance letter that granted him a passport and visa to Turkey. Upon reaching Istanbul, he sold his iPhone 13 and bought an older phone to avoid attracting the attention of robbers.
Huang then flew to Ecuador, the only nation along the trek route that allows Chinese nationals to enter visa-free. He found a friend with whom he shared expenses to pay for a smuggler that would assist them in crossing into Colombia. But several men who claimed to be Colombian immigration officials held them hostage until they surrendered their dollars.
Upon release, he rode a speedboat through Colombia's rough waters into Panama. Huang trekked across the jungle until reaching Mexico, where immigration officials arrested him. The former fitness trainer then teamed up with two other Chinese he met there to purchase two motorbikes, using Google Maps to avoid law enforcement.
They traversed Highway 101, the so-called "Highway of Death," until a van started to chase them. While Huang and his companions managed to elude the van, they landed right smack in the middle of a military outpost. The military eventually let them go sans their motorbikes, with one companion losing their shoes and the other suffering severe dehydration.
The three finally found someone to arrange a ride to the southern border, where they immediately surrendered to Texas border authorities. Huang applied for asylum and was released, with a hearing scheduled in April 2023. In the meantime, he has found accommodation in a Los Angeles guesthouse with two dozen other Chinese that arrived along the same route. (Related: Chinese nationals being let into U.S. via Biden's pathetic open borders policies, raising new fears of espionage.)
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