Congressman Dusty Johnson’s Weekly Column: China Creeps Closer

China Creeps Closer
By Rep. Dusty Johnson
March 1, 2024

BIG Update

The surge of migrants coming across the southern border certainly isn’t news to many people. But, as the crisis rages on, more and more Chinese nationals are crossing our southern border illegally. In 2023, Customs and Border Patrol reported 37,000 Chinese nationals were encountered while crossing the border illegally. That’s 50 times more than in 2021. And many of them are doing so through the help of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok. Viral videos share specific details and locations on where and how to cross the border, allowing thousands of unvetted people to enter our country with ease.

Other videos on TikTok solicit viewers in the U.S. to help smuggle drugs and migrants across the border. Sheriffs who work near the border encounter many situations like this and end up in dangerous, high-speed chases, some resulting in injury or death.

TikTok is a bad app, and many agree with me that it is malware from the Chinese Communist Party. It’s evident that TikTok and Douyin are only worsening the border security crisis and national security crisis.

BIG Idea

On Monday, I visited the PURIS pea processing facility in Harrold. PURIS handles 8,000 bushels of peas each day and has created 14 good jobs in the community. I got to go behind the scenes of their operation and learned about the anti-competitive behavior China has been using to manipulate the markets. We’re asking the International Trade Commission to intervene and hold China accountable.

Johnson meeting with PURIS

BIG News

Do you know the frustration of having debt sent to collections when it isn’t your bill to pay? For many Native Americans who receive purchased and referred care through the Indian Health Service, this is all too common. Many patients receive care through the IHS and are referred to a specialist or another care facility that isn’t an IHS provider. IHS is required to pay the bills for approved referrals, yet 82% of over 800,000 claims were not reviewed, approved, or paid in accordance with federal law. These unpaid bills may then be sent to the patients. If left unpaid, they can end up in the hands of debt collectors. These patients are forced to decide between paying bills they don’t owe or taking a hit to their credit.

This issue can lead to financial struggles that can be hard to recover from. Today, I introduced two bills to hold IHS accountable for not paying the health care bills they owe to providers and to protect Native Americans’ credit from these wrongfully charged bills IHS is liable for. My bills seek to rectify this unfair negligence by the IHS.


4 thoughts on “Congressman Dusty Johnson’s Weekly Column: China Creeps Closer”

  1. So just what are you going do about the illegal crossing at the border. All we get from you is lip service.

  2. This is “strategic engineered migration”. “weaker countries are using migration to destabilize their more powerful adversaries”. Panama saw an increase in migration that “corresponded with the U.N.’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration meeting in 2016.” “at the same time that more nongovernmental organizations (NGO) moved into Panama.” “Nearly 1.3 billion of US taxpayer money was given to the UN and other agencies assisting migrants in 2023 according to a government spending database.” See story in The Epoch Times:

  3. “The surge of migrants coming across the southern border certainly isn’t news to many people.”

    That’s correct, many people knew about the crisis 7 years ago but apparently you didn’t. Remember cuddling up to Nancy Pelosi and voting with her and the rest of the ideological degenerates to negate President Trump’s emergency declaration for the border?

  4. trump is confident that the republican party is now at 100 percent MAGA – so i expect we’ll see much MAGA merch at dusty events soon. thune is about to be benched.
    rounds is an interesting question mark. he has demonstrated such solidity and staying power even with adapting to trump – rounds could end up being the last old-style republican standing at some point.
    i can’t wait to see how this all turns out.

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