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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.


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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