Migrants flow north to US border ahead of policy changes

Joshua Morales travels with his dog Toby on his lap on a boat of migrants, after they walked across the Darien Gap from Colombia, in Bajo Chiquito, Panama, Saturday, May 6, 2023. Morales is the son of María Chirino Sánchez, 34, who left Venezuela one month earlier in a group of 10 relatives, including her husband, four children and dog Toby. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Chinese migrants line up to take a boat to Lajas Blancas after walking across the Darien Gap in Bajo Chiquito, Panama, Sunday, May 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama (AP) — The long wooden boats packed with migrants in orange life jackets arrived one after another, pushed down the Tuquesa river by outboard motors. By day’s end, authorities had registered some 2,000 migrants at this remote riverside outpost on the edge of the Darien jungle that links Panama and Colombia.