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Texas Scorecard by  Sydnie Henry July 13, 2023

According to U.S. Rep. August Pfluger, the Chinese Communist Party is pouring resources into South America to undermine the U.S.

Republican U.S. Rep. August Pfluger of Texas, chair of the U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence, is raising concerns over the growing influence of the Chinese Communist Party in South America—where many migrants begin their journey to the U.S. border.

“The CCP is pouring resources and trade into the area to exert their influence and undermine the United States,” said Pfluger.

For more than two years now, U.S. military officials and experts have warned that China’s influence in South America is suspect—with many concerned over CCP assistance in money laundering and providing the precursors to fentanyl to the drug cartels.

Additionally, Pfluger warned, “We know that Chinese nationals are traveling to South America as the first stop on their journey to illegally enter America.”

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 12,642 Chinese nationals have been encountered by U.S. law enforcement at the southwest border since the beginning of the federal fiscal year last October.

In Texas alone, law enforcement has encountered more than 7,000 Chinese nationals attempting to cross the Texas-Mexico border.