Cheat sheet! Where was Jesus born? Name his apostles! When is Christmas?
It isn’t just the “children” from Central America streaming across the wide open US southern border as this ABC News team discovered. Hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers.’
From ABC-13 Eyewitness News (emphasis is mine):
But children are only part of the story.
And ABC-13 saw first hand why. As the Ted Oberg Investigates team was walking with Border Patrol agents along the trees and scrub brush about 500 feet from the Rio Grande, a group of nine men wandered out of a thicket.
The nine were from China.
With the help of ABC-13 colleague Miya Shay translating on the phone ABC-13 learned the men said that they are from various provinces in China. They first flew to France, they said — it was unclear if they were smuggled — and then to Mexico.
They were then taken across the Rio Grande in a boat to the shores of Texas near where ABC-13 was walking.
“China? They will pay somewhere from 30 to 40 thousand dollars to be smuggled,” Bidegain said. “They came through the same network in Mexico as everyone else.”
Unlike the children who swim across, these men were dry. They carried water in plastic soda bottles.
They also were prepared in another way.
ABC-13 found a document one of the men had dropped in the brush. It was a Christian checklist, with answers to questions such as, “Where was Jesus born, where did he grow up,” “Jesus had how many apostles.. what are their names,” and “When is Christmas.”
There are also hand-written scribbles on the bottom of the note. The name the founder of a local church. A reference to 1922, the year the church was founded. And the location of the church, Fuzhou, China.
Border Patrol agents said this makes it appear they were likely coached to tell agents that they wanted to seek asylum in the US because they were Christian with credible fear of persecution in their home province of China.
“A lot will claim to be Christian,” Bidegain said. “They are coached on the story.”
And it’s not just the Chinese.
There is more, read it all.
As we have previously reported, Chinese “asylum seekers” are the most fortunate of all would-be political refugees reaching our shores on their own—-the largest number of successful asylum seekers in the US are Chinese. See Homeland Security’s ‘Annual Flow Report’ (page 6) for stats, here. As far as I can tell this 2012 report is the most recent one available. Where is 2013???