WATCH: Cartels Ferry HUNDREDS In Via Rafts – Biden Admin HELPS

By Jeff Rainforth.

Last week I visited the border with Ben Bergquam, a correspondent for Real America’s Voice. Initially, the plan was to film cartel members smuggling hard-core narcotics into the country. I purchased a new drone with an infrared camera so we could film them at night. What we didn’t expect to see was a massive cartel operation in which hundreds of migrants were illegally ferried into the US via rafts, and the Biden administration assisting them. Below are videos I took of the operation with a night vision camcorder.

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After spending two days and one night filming La Joya police go after suspected drug traffickers and human smugglers, we went to Roma, Texas where we believed we’d have a good chance of catching cartel drug smugglers in the act with the drone.

Screenshot from a drone video I took while in La Joya, TX. A human smuggler had 6 illegal aliens in his truck and he crashed into a tree and ran. He was caught.
Screenshot from an infrared drone video I shot that night. Ben and his cameraman can be seen. It was pitch black where we were.

[I was not paid for this trip and I spent $3500 on the infrared drone. You can contribute to offset my expenses on my PAYPAL ACCOUNT or on my VENMO ACCOUNT. For Venmo, put in: Jeff-Rainforth-1.]

When we arrived in Roma, we went down to the Rio Grande River and came in contact with a National Guard unit. Guard members told us that they were there to assist Border Patrol with immigrants entering the US illegally. They were being ferried across by cartel members via several inflatable rafts. The Guard members asked us not to give away their position in any of our videos as cartel members had shot at them before. We of course agreed.


Bergquam went ahead of me where the rafts were landing. I was carrying two drones in their cases and was looking for a good spot to take off and land. Just as I was setting up the infrared drone to get it in the air, a Border Patrol agent pulled up and started asking who we were and said that I couldn’t fly my drones in the area. I asked why and he replied, “you just can’t.” Miffed, I started walking back up the trail to where we had parked our rental truck. A few other Border Patrol agents asked Don (Ben’s cameraman) and me who we were with and what we were doing there.

On the road above the river, I was about to put the drone up away from any law enforcement. It’s not illegal to fly unless the FAA has restricted airspace where you are. I decided to check the FAA’s drone flight app which notifies pilots of flight restrictions. I was shocked to see that the FAA had indeed restricted drone flights in the area for ONLY three hours. In fact, the FAA had restricted drone flights across most of the Texas border, Louisiana, Mississippi, and part of Alabama. Apparently, the Biden administration didn’t want the public to see what was happening that night.

Area Biden’s FAA restricted drone flights in for three hours that night. Just enough time for the cartels to illegally ferry in hundreds of people from Mexico.

Knowing that I couldn’t fly unless I wanted to be arrested and have my drones confiscated, I put them back in the truck and met back up with Bergquam. Bergquam decided to head down back down to the river via a path overgrown with brush and trees. No Border Patrol or National Guard members were there and we could film people being ferried in by the cartels. I grabbed my night vision camcorder and off we went. We crossed through the government staging area where the illegal aliens were being processed, and a man in uniform who identified himself as head of the Mexican unification team (or something) tried to stop us from filming. Bergquam informed him that we had 1st Amendment rights and that we were going to film (Ben is seriously fearless and takes no crap).

Ben Bergquam and I in front of a “black” border wall.

We went down the trail, and as you can see in the video below, I almost fell several times (I bleeped out my expletives). I was filming our hike down with the camcorder in one hand, and my phone with the light on in the other so I could see. While we were filming at least one National Guard member told us not to, and to stay away from the river staging area where NG and Border Patrol had the illegal aliens waiting. Biden sure didn’t want America to see what was happening.

Here’s the main video. I included most everything so you can see what it takes to get these shots. Bergquam was narrating as I filmed. Several raft loads had crossed before we filmed. We caught the final two raft trips. Also, while the rafts were coming in, Border Patrol agents with night vision binoculars were watching for cartel members bringing drugs across in other areas while all border agents were busy with the illegal aliens. This is standard for the cartels. Bringing in people illegally is a distraction from drug smuggling.

Here are videos I shot of the government staging area above the Rio Grande River. We estimate the cartels got in up to 400 illegal immigrants while the Biden administration did everything to stop citizen journalists like Ben and me from filming.

As you can see, the Biden administration is doing everything they can to keep the American people in the dark with regards to what cartels are doing on the border. I escaped a cartel-supplied gang when I was 19 and I have vowed to fight against these terrorist scum the rest of my life.

I was not paid for this trip, and I spent $3500 on the infrared drone. I will keep it for filming future cartel operations. If you want to contribute, you can do so on my PAYPAL ACCOUNT or on my VENMO ACCOUNT. For Venmo, put in: Jeff-Rainforth-1. I have covered the border and cartel activity for years and traveled the world filming for counter-terror documentaries. Help keep independent journalists like myself in the field.

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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."


  1. CBP and NG are just bell hops obeying Illegal Feral Gov democRat Marxist orders for the NWO to allow the Cartels to operate Freely. Americans, eh, Not so much.
    Furl the Flag it’s a Joke. CW is just ahead as the Enemies Domestic import their Foreign “Army”.

  2. Its pretty interesting that the mainstream media has changed the way it looks at this recently dont you think? Now it seems that it is discussed thoroughly and more in depth. Overall though Im looking for a change.

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