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Slideshow: One Day on the Border

Multiple inflatable rafts on the water. Emotionally shaken kids in the back of Border Patrol vans. Dope dumped on the river’s edge. The Texas Tribune witnessed all that and more during a visit with the U.S. Border Patrol.

Border Patrol Agent José Perales examines tracks on an unpaved gravel road while looking for unaccompanied child migrants an…
Border Patrol Agent Jose Ramirez makes his way through harsh terrain to observe illegal crossings along the Rio Grande near …
Border Patrol Agent Isaac Villegas makes his way through the thick growth of reeds known as "carrizo" lining the Rio Grande …
Border Patrol Agent Isaac Villegas steps over the discarded clothes of undocumented immigrants lining a footpath away from t…
While looking for unaccompanied child migrants and families crossing the river, Border Patrol Agent José Perales encountered…
Unaccompanied Honduran migrants turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents near Roma, Texas.
Daniela, a 17-year-old unaccompanied migrant from El Salvador, voluntarily turned herself in to Border Patrol agents near Ro…
Border Patrol Agents José Perales and Isaac Villegas peer out along the Rio Grande riverbank while searching for a group of …
After chasing away smugglers who were using rafts to bring drugs across the river, Border Patrol and Texas DPS agents inspec…
Border Patrol Agent P.J. Diaz loads a seized package of marijuana into his service vehicle.
Border Patrol Agent Isaac Villegas looks out at the Rio Grande outside of Roma, Texas.

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