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The U.S. Mexican border, U.S. is on the left side of the photo.
The Air Support unit provides invaluable assistance to Border Patrol Officers on the ground for both operations and rescue.
Illegal migrants are placed in holding facilities before they are returned to Mexico.
CBP Border Patrol agent does a pat down of a Mexican being returned to Mexico.
A CBP Border Patrol bycycle unit on patrol in McAllen TX.
Border Patrol agent uses All Terrain Vehicle to conduct routine patrols near the US/Canadian border near Sweet Grass Montana.
Border Patrol agents reads the Miranda rights to a Mexican national arrested for transporting drugs.
A mobile surveillance tower near Nogales, Ariz. helps patrol the U.S.-Mexico border area. (photo by Josh Denmark)
Border Patrol agent stationed near Sweet Grass Montana conducts a search of an abandon house just over the US/Canadian border.
Border Patrol BORSTAR team members effect a difficult rescue in the extreme conditions of a Texas desert.
A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.
CBP Border Patrol Marine units face toward Mexico to provide cover for other agents on the U.S. side of the river conducting an investigation.
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas process illegal immigrants who attempted to enter the U.S.
"Dragging" wipes away any footprints or other signs that people are crossing a border road. Later the Border patrol will check for signs that people have crossed the road illegally heading into the U.S.
A CBP Border Patrol Agent investigates a potential landing area for illegal immigrants along the Rio Grande River in Texas.
A Border Patrol Agent gets ready to begin a day of work with his horse along the Southwest Border.
CBP Border Patrol agents use horses in the most severe enviroments that regular vehicles cannot negotiate.
CBP Border Patrol agent conducts a pat down of a female Mexican being placed in a holding facility.
Border Patrol officers makes use of All Terrain Vehicles to patrol along the rugged border with Mexico.
Border Patrol agents conduct pat downs of migrants caught crossing the border illegally in the Imperial Valley Sector.
CBP Border Patrol Marine units patrol the waterways of our Nation's borders.
Border Patrol Bycycle units patrol the city of Brownsville Texas looking for illegal Immigrants.
CBP Border Patrol agent monitors US/Canadian border near Sweet Grass Montana.
Border Patrol agent places a Mexican National under arrest for transporting drugs into the U.S.
Often Border Patrol agents will patrol remote areas alone.
High tech equipment that is mobile is used to see illegal immigrants attempting to cross into the U.S. giving Border Patrol agents an advantage in apprehending violaters.
Border Patrol agent sits next to an improvised fence to protect them against rocks that are thrown from the Mexican side of the border.
Border Patrol agent inspects a water drainage tunnel that spans from Nogales, Ariz. into Mexcio. (photo by Josh Denmark)
CBP Marine units patrol the southern most portion of the Rio Grande river in Texas.
CBP Marine units patrol the Rio Grande River.
A Border Patrol agent inspects a man-made tunnel near Nogales, Ariz. Such tunnels are used to transport drugs under the U.S. border. (photo by Josh Denmark)
CBP agent scans Imperial Valley area for signs of illegal crossings.
Sometimes the United States Border Patrol utilizes horses in difficult terrain to insure the safety of the nation's border.