Human smugglers are openly boasting on social media how easy it is to sneak migrants into the United States — as frustrated Border Patrol agents stand by, unable to stop them under a toothless President Biden, video obtained by The Post shows.
The confronting clip, posted on YouTube and sent to The Post from a Border Patrol source, shows a long line of migrant men casually climbing through a gap in the US-Mexico border wall — flashing smiles and thumbs-up gestures to the camera as they cross with nobody stopping or questioning them.
A caption in Spanish accompanying the video reads: “Achieving their goals, the gents” followed by two prayer emojis.
Bright green text overlaid on the clip also flippantly describes the illegal crossing as a “desert adventure.”
The footage was shot on May 27 near Lukeville, Arizona, a remote outpost about 2.5 hours from Tucson — which has become the busiest point of illegal entry into the country, with 1,300 people a day crossing into the US in this area, according to federal statistics.
Border Patrol agents say that smugglers make these videos to promote how easy it is to cross the US-Mexico border.
It is “free information for everybody,” one fed-up agent who asked not to be named said.
Meanwhile, The Post witnessed a smuggler brazenly escorting about a dozen illegal immigrants through open gates in the border wall near Lukeville on Thursday.
The cartel runner even stopped to record the illegal crossing on his phone, photos show — presumably to use it later as advertising on social media to encourage more potential migrants seeking help to get to the US.
It is a lucrative business for cartels, with migrants paying anywhere between $200 and $6,000 a head, officials said.
The smugglers in the Arizona area are also well organized — giving out GPS coordinates to paying customers that help them reach the remote Lukeville outpost, according to border sources.
The steady stream of illegal crossings comes as The Post revealed that US officials have inexplicably welded open 114 massive gates along the Arizona border to allow water to flow freely during the annual monsoon season, which typically runs from June through September.
However, the open floodgates have allowed for a flood of asylum seekers, with cartels seizing the opportunity for easy access.
“It’s not even raining. It makes no sense to leave them open,” one outraged official told The Post.
Last month, 42,561 migrants were encountered at the Tucson Border Patrol sector, which includes Lukeville, according to federal statistics — a massive jump from the 27,294 encounters in June.
“I think they’re picking this location because we understaffed,” one Border Patrol source said.
“We can’t cover every single hole in the shift, especially now. I’m sure the cartel says, ‘Send them [migrants] here. We’ll take their money. We’ll get them in no matter what.
“When they [migrants] come in, they’ll call their family members in their home country and say, ‘You gotta come. Go to this place.’”
Border Patrol agents have blamed President Biden and his lax border policies.
“Everything’s changed since [President Biden] took over. This part of the border wall was built four years ago. Now, we’re just letting people through,” an agent recently griped to The Post about the surge at the Arizona border.
“They [the migrants] commit a federal crime, we charge them, they don’t get convicted. They don’t get sent back. They get a credible fear interview, they get an [asylum] court date years from now.”
Once migrants set foot on American soil in Arizona, they aren’t even trying to avoid federal immigration agents.
Instead, they seek agents out so they can surrender to them in hopes of claiming asylum and being allowed to stay in the country until the courts rule on their case — a process that can take years.
“90% of what we getting is this,” one agent said, referring to the migrants who had given themselves up. “This is what’s driving the increase in this area right now.”
This is despite President Biden’s tough talk that anyone who turns up at the border requires an appointment made through the CBP One App.
“What you are seeing is a lot of large groups who want to turn themselves in,” Adam Isacson from the Washington Office on Latin America previously told The Post.
“Tucson is also traditionally been where smugglers concentrate Mexican and Central Americans who don’t want to be detected. Now they’re seeing 100 people at a time who are not running away, people with families, who despite Biden’s asylum rule, are trying to turn themselves in for asylum. They’ve got wristbands.”
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