Daniel Milian, a Border Patrol supervisor, explained to PolitiFact that there have placed signs in Mandarin, the language widely spoken in China, along the Texas-Mexico border. Mandarin was chosen because immigrants from China are second to immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries among border-crossers apprehended by the Border Patrol.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, border patrol officers arrested 1,157 immigrants from China in 2010, the most recent data available. The number of Chinese immigrants arrested accounts for 0.2 percent of annual apprehensions. Almost 97 percent of apprehensions occur at the Southwest border and the rest of them in the Northern limits with Canada.
In 2010, Mexican authorities apprehended the alleged leader of a global human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants to New York City through Mexico, reported CNN. Huang Chen Yaowei, 31, was the suspected leader of an international criminal organization that charged Chinese migrants $80,000 for passage to the United States through Mexico. He was allegedly involved in trafficking Chinese citizens since May 2004, Mexican authorities said.