In an effort to curb those affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from entering the country, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the No Asylum for CCP Spies Act.
According to Sen. Rubio’s press release, the U.S. government has encountered an estimated 40,000 Chinese nationals along the northern and southern border.
Sen. Rubio’s bill would combat this notion, prohibiting members of “communist or totalitarian parties” from being granted asylum in the United States.
“The American people are facing the repercussions of the Biden Administration’s open border policy, which is creating chaos and putting our communities at risk. We don’t know who’s illegally entering our nation. This presents an opportunity for the Chinese Communist Party to further take advantage and threaten our democracy and national security interests,” stated the Florida senator.
Moreover, the original co-sponsors include Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Pete Ricketts (R-NE).
Sen. Scott mentioned that President Xi’s “thugs that carry out the brutal agenda” of the CCP’s regime “cannot be trusted.”
“Communist China’s murderous leaders and the thugs that carry out the brutal agenda of Xi’s regime cannot be trusted and cannot be allowed to ‘seek asylum’ in America as a front for spying. The No Asylum for CCP Spies Act is good for our national security and actually protects those who have legitimate asylum claims from being hurt by bad actors. I urge my colleagues for their support of this good bill,” said Sen. Scott.
Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) provided companion legislation in the House.
He provided his comments surrounding the bill’s introduction on X.
“Throughout the first two years of Joe Biden’s presidency, our nation has watched as his administration has systematically destabilized our borders with disastrous, dangerous, and impractical policy. This unfolding humanitarian crisis has resulted in an estimated 40,000 Chinese nationals illegally entering our country. America IS NOT AND WILL NEVER BE a safe harbor for members of the Chinese Communist Party,” wrote Rep. Donalds. I'm proud to partner with Sen. Marco Rubio on the "No Asylum for CCP Spies Act" to make it clear that Chinese Communists are ineligible for US immigration benefits.”
Representatives Mark Green (R-TN) and Troy Nehls (R-TX) co-sponsored the House version of the bill as well.