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