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Special Report: Following the Border Patrol

Special Report: U.S. Border Patrol provides protection along the border.
Posted at 1:40 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 15:55:35-05

MCALLEN , Texas — Our nation's southern border stretches from the Pacific Ocean in California all the way to the tip of South Texas.

It’s a stretch of land of more than 1,900 miles protected by Border Patrol agents.

KRIS 6 Anchor Katia Uriarte followed agents in a KRIS 6 News special report and found out what's being done to better protect our southern border and how agents have already seen drastic decreases in illegal crossing at some hotspots. Katia witnessed the capture of an elementary-school teacher who was making a desperate bid to enter the United States from Honduras in search of a better life for his baby girl, wife and him.