Journalist Jorge Ventura was confronted by an armed human trafficker guiding a man who paid him to take him into the United States while reporting along the southern border in Arizona.

“While reporting this morning at the Yuma sector,” wrote Ventura, “I encounted an armed human smuggler being paid by a migrant.” In Spanish, the man approached Ventura and began asking questions. “He asked who I was then told me put my phone on the ground while [his] hand was on his gun, I turned around and ran back to the border wall.”

Ventura, who was reporting for The Daily Caller, also captured video of the encounter. The trafficker and his client are seen slowly walking toward Ventura.

As they get closer, the man begins shouting for Ventura to put his phone down. The video abruptly ends as the man places his hand on his pistol, which is when Ventura says he ran back to the border wall.

Currently the United States seems on pace to see over 2 million illegal aliens apprehended at the southern border this year, having already crossed 1 million in June of this year. This does not account for the many illegal immigrants and cartel members who cross the border illegally and do not get caught.

Even as immigrants from across the world descend on the United States via its porous southern border, the Biden regime has remained silent on the crisis and instead arranged for thousands of Afghan refugees to be settled throughout the country following his disastrous withdrawal from the country that saw the Taliban regain control for the first time since the United States-led coalition invaded the country in 2001.

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