Influx of illegal Chinese migrants threatens US territory, island must show 'strength of the nation'

 Guam Representative James Moylan warned that the territory is being "infiltrated" by an influx of illegal Chinese immigrants, and told Fox News Digital that he is seeking assistance from the Biden administration to deal with the issue and protect the island. are – something he says is critical to the United States' deterrence efforts against the Chinese Communist Party.

Moylan, a Republican, is the representative from Guam. He was elected as the island territory's non-voting US Congressional representative in 2022.

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Moylan told Fox News Digital that, for years, Guam has been "inundated with large numbers of illegal Chinese immigrants arriving on our shores."

"The majority of illegal Chinese aliens arriving are often from the Northern Mariana Islands," he said.

Moylan warned that the Chinese are working to "steal the environment."

"This is a huge threat," he said, pointing to the possibility that Chinese on the islands could be working on behalf of the CCP in Guam to gather intelligence around U.S. military bases on the island.

Moylan pointed to reports last month that revealed a boat captain and three others were charged with illegally transporting Chinese citizens to Guam. Also last month, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued six Chinese citizens on a sinking boat just north of the island. Moylan also pointed to a report that more than two dozen Chinese citizens came to Guam by boat in June.

But Moylan told Fox News Digital that Guam's local government is limited in action because it is a "federal issue," but told Fox News Digital that the territory is not getting the help it needs from the Biden administration.

Last month, Moylan attempted to reach out to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding "concerns over PRC immigrants entering Guam illegally."

Moylan warned in a letter to ICE last month, "With the PRC's growing tensions within the Indo-Pacific region, where Guam's proximity plays an integral role, it is a matter of concern that PRC nationals may travel through such uncertain routes." Entering the island." “While we're sure some people are here to find a means to earn income through under-the-radar jobs, there is still a risk with bad actors coming to the table with other intentions.”

Moylan requested that ICE investigate the matter and take "action", particularly related to drug trafficking in the area. Moylan cited the recent discovery of 60 pounds of cocaine found on a Guam beach.

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Moylan told Fox News Digital that he has not yet received a response from ICE.

ICE did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment.

Moylan also told Fox News Digital that Guam has experienced malware hacking on the island from the Chinese Communist Party.

FBI Director Christopher Wray warned lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that Chinese hackers are preparing to "wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities."

Moylan said the CCP "has made attempts on Guam with our military services" and "hacked our communications."

"They're constantly trying to do things their way," Moylan told Fox News Digital.

But Moylan said that because Guam is "the westernmost U.S. land," there is "so much investment" in the island and "the security of Guam and the defense of the nation."

"So when we have these attacks going on, it's very scary," he said. “And I know what I know, we are doing what we can to protect, but the focus really needs to be put back on Guam to protect our American citizens, as well as our troops there. can also be protected."

He said Wray's warning to Congress on CCP hacking was "very important" because it "is, in fact, already happening in our region."

Guam is the westernmost US territory in the Indo-Pacific region and is home to approximately 170,000 US citizens. The Department of Defense owns approximately one-quarter of Guam's land and maintains a military force of approximately 7,000 active-duty service members on the island.

Guam hosts Naval Base Guam, the Navy's only submarine base in the western Pacific, as well as Andersen Air Force Base – a large air base capable of hosting U.S. strategic bombers and fighter aircraft.

But Guam is much closer to Beijing than Hawaii, and within range of nuclear-capable missiles owned by the People's Republic of China and North Korea.

US officials have warned that China has spent decades developing short- and medium-range missiles that could target Guam.

Moylan warned about Chinese missiles such as the DF-26 IRBM, which have an estimated range of 1,000 to 3,000 km. This limit would put Guam within reach. The missile has been dubbed the "Guam Killer," Moylan said.

"This is where America's day begins — we're on the other side of the date line. The sun rises first on Guam," Moylan told Fox News Digital. "If things are going to happen, China is looking to us."

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Moylan explained that "every war game scenario that is played involves Guam because of our location."

"We have to protect the island, and we can, and Congress has done a very good job of that," Moylan said. Visited Guam.

Moylan said the focus is on the island to ensure that the United States and Guam “are strong enough to deter the Communist Chinese Party and their interests along with our partner countries like Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan. " ,

Moylan also advocated for the National Defense Authorization Act for 2024, which authorized funding to support military infrastructure and missile defense systems for Guam.

Moylan said, "We know what our attackers have – what the CCP has – and we need to defeat them." "If Guam is able to defeat their attacks on the island, which we hope will not happen, because we are all about deterrence, but if that happens, we will destroy that element before they attack Guam." Can."

Moylan stressed that Guam, because of its location, would show China "the strength of the nation."

"That's why it's so important for us to have this construction," he said.

Moylan told Fox News Digital that Guam, strategically, is "very important" to the national security of the United States.

"We need to focus on the safety of the public, the safety of our military forces," Moylan said. “We need to project the strength of the nation and maintain essential operations bases and peace within the Indo-Pacific.”

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