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The Texas Border Volunteers are working to curb the growing number of illegal immigrant crossings into South Texas.

(Lauren Fox for USN&WR)

The Texas Border Volunteers look to stop immigrants from crossing into the state illegally.

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Border Patrol officials in the area say they work well with the border volunteers and appreciate the extra eyes and ears on the ground.

"The last month I was here, I spotted myself 33 [immigrants]," says Jean Swan, the only woman on patrol one weekend night. "Our nation is supposed to have a border and it is being breached constantly. The government is not doing anything about it and so some of us want to do it, anyway."

 

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