Just after the start of 2024, an internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) email from April 2023 was leaked. Sent from a CBP supervisor to a mailing list of around 500 agents, the document instructed agents to reduce the interview for Chinese illegals from around 40 questions to just five. Pushed down as guidance is given from the top, it came as agents were being drastically overwhelmed by people attempting to immigrate here illegally.
With just this one email, the fast-tracking of their release put CBP officials at a significant disadvantage. No longer would they be able to help differentiate between national security threats and those who pose fewer risks. The Daily Caller obtained the email exclusively and sat down with former CBP official JJ Carrell to discuss the email. His prior work as a deputy patrol agent in charge gives him an incredible perspective on the situation.
“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 ass, so they can say they vetted. I believe the government recognizes the threat of Chinese soldiers and spies that are pouring into America, and they want to try and identify these 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.”
As Carrell also explained, agents would previously take hours to vet these illegals, allowing them to discover more about them. This, in turn, floods America with illegal Chinese residents, and we as a nation have no clue about differentiating between those here for good purposes and those here to cause harm.
From the news Carrell has received, they are arriving fully coached and being smuggled over here with a well-coordinated operation. Being instructed exactly what to say and what not to say, they are fully coached up and seem to know the answers before CBP officials can even finish asking them. Armed with the same stories, only the towns and streets change from one to the next.
According to the email, they need to answer “five basic questions” before being allowed in with their Notice to Appear/Order of Recognizance to return for a hearing. Focused on “Military Service,” “Universities,” “Employment,” “Political Party,” and “POB/Region,” the exam goes quickly. During the “POB/Region” question, they ask for ties to terrorism, while the other questions are aimed at uncovering ties to the Chinese government, the Chinese Communist Party, or the Chinese military.
The email specifies that a “yes” to any of the five questions asked will result in a full interview with the Tactical Terrorism Response Team (TTRT).
Carrell explained, “Think of TTRT as the vetting unit before an individual is determined to be a national security risk or a terrorist. 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.”
With previous investigations taking four or more hours per person, the DHS has decided that the wait is an inconvenience to them, and ultimately, they should be allowed to pass right on through without delay. As Carrell reflected, back during the Trump administration, they would be interviewed, and 9/10 would ultimately be sent right back to China. Never having been here before and with no ties to the US, there was no reason for them to be here and stay. Now under Biden, they are being put right out onto the street.
As this email proves, the Biden administration is all about welcoming the illegals. They believe that we need to have them here and that the American taxpayer should fund their lives and not simply send them back to their home nations.