Chinese Still Coming Despite the Travel Ban

On February 2, President Trump declared a ban on the entry into this country of non-American citizens from China. Nevertheless, since that time, nearly 40,000 have arrived here on almost 280 flights from China, according to a report on Breitbart News. In its report, Breitbart cites the New York Times, which had obtained its data from the China-based VariFlight service and the U.S.-based MyRadar and FlightAware.

Map showing flights on one day–April 5–from east Asia to the U.S. and Canada (Screenshot via VariFlight.com)

The numbers are even more alarming when considering the total arrivals this calendar year. Since the first of the year, with the coronavirus already wreaking havoc in China, a whopping 430,000 passengers have landed in the U.S. on direct flights from China, about 4,000 of whom traveled directly from Wuhan, the center of the outbreak. Most of those arrived in California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Michigan, and New Jersey, all states that have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19 infections.

The travel ban did severely limit the influx of Chinese, but why have 40,000 continued to arrive, despite the ban?

As with any government decree, it pays to look at the fine print. There we see the inevitable exemptions, mostly involving family members of naturalized American citizens of Chinese descent. Thus, chain migrants have continued to be admitted by the thousands, most of whom were given only minimal health screenings upon arrival in the U.S.

Why have we granted foreign states a virtually unlimited license to colonize our country? We are today reaping the whirlwind caused by that policy, which must be abandoned if we are to survive as a nation.

For more, see Breitbart News.


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