Blackburn, Rubio, Colleagues Work to Prohibit Asylum for CCP Members

September 27, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) led six colleagues in introducing the No Asylum for CCP Spies Act to prohibit members of communist or totalitarian parties, like the CCP, from being granted asylum in the U.S.

“While the CCP grows more eager to undermine U.S. sovereignty by any means necessary, President Biden’s open border policies have welcomed nearly 40,000 Chinese nationals to our country in the last year. We need to know exactly what their intentions and affiliations are before they are allowed in via asylum or any legal means. Xi Jinping’s communist way of life has no place in the United States,” said Senator Blackburn.

“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,” said Senator Rubio.

  • This year alone, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has encountered an estimated 40,000 Chinese nationals along the U.S. northern and southern border.
  • The Biden Administration has left the border wide open, allowing potential spies from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to enter the U.S. and take advantage of America’s generous immigration system. 
  • Like other aspects of federal law, this bill makes clear that members of these parties are ineligible for immigration benefits