Ben Bergquam captured footage of boatloads of migrants on their way through the Darien Gap to the border of the United States, counting up to 116 boats that had up to 20 people each in just a couple of hours.
“This is Treason. This is an invasion and being brought to you by the Democrats in DC, and the NGOs are profiting. The people just keep coming; there is no end in sight. We passed 2,000 people in boats in a matter of hours, and there were 4,000 people coming by land that we saw yesterday. No one has seen this before,” Bergquam said, describing the situation.
Bergquam and his crew had counted 116 boats the day before and were getting ready to report to Real American’s Voice.
BORDER BUSINESS IS UP
“This is a tourist business, a travel agency of illegal immigration. The Democrats are lying to us saying it is going to stop; it is getting worse”, Bergguam said, describing a situation that is as if he were filming people who were on a rafting vacation.
The people yelled out happily what country they were leaving to get to the US.
“This is truly unbelievable! Counting the boats coming down the river through the Darien Gap – It’s five times worse than the last time we were here and it’s getting worse every day because of the United Nations and Joe Biden’s open border policies.”
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The New York Times reported on the same area recently, completely ignoring the damage this invasion will have on the people in the US who get displaced because of the new focus on moving illegals into the country:
Every step through the jungle, there is money to be made.
The boat ride to reach the rainforest: $40. A guide on the treacherous route once you start walking: $170. A porter to carry your backpack over the muddy mountains: $100. A plate of chicken and rice after arduous climbing: $10. Special, all-inclusive packages to make the perilous slog faster and more bearable, with tents, boots and other necessities: $500, or more.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants are now pouring through a sliver of jungle known as the Darién Gap, the only land route to the United States from South America, in a record tide that the Biden administration and the Colombian government have vowed to stop.
But the windfall here at the edge of the continent is simply too big to pass up, and the entrepreneurs behind the migrant gold rush are not underground smugglers hiding from the authorities.
They are politicians, prominent businessmen and elected leaders, now sending thousands of migrants toward the United States in plain sight each day — and charging millions of dollars a month for the privilege.
“We have organized everything: the boatmen, the guides, the bag carriers,” said Darwin García, an elected community board member and former town councilman in Acandí, a Colombian municipality at the entrance to the jungle.
The crush of migrants willing to risk everything to make it to the United States is “the best thing that could have happened” to a poor town like his, he said.
Now, Mr. García’s younger brother, Luis Fernando Martínez, the head of a local tourism association, is a leading candidate for mayor of Acandí — defending the migration business as the only profitable industry in a place that “didn’t have a defined economy before.”
The Darién Gap has quickly morphed into one the Western Hemisphere’s most pressing political and humanitarian crises. A trickle only a few years ago has become a flood: More than 360,000 people have already crossed the jungle in 2023, according to the Panamanian government, surpassing last year’s almost unthinkable record of nearly 250,000.