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John Griffin, left, Steve McPartland and Wes Stephens, agents in the Border Patrol’s elite Air Mobile Unit, search for illegal immigrants a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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Border Patrol agents run through dust and debris kicked up by a Black Hawk helicopter. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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Border Patrol agents check the shoe patterns of eight men and a woman. The agents discovered the group a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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People arrested near the border await questioning by Border Patrol agents. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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A Border Patrol agent holds cellphones taken from people arrested near the border. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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People handcuffed together are led to Border Patrol vans. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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Agent Brandon Longaker has been nicknamed “Captain Technical” by his colleagues because of all the gadgets he carries while on patrol in the rugged border terrain. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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Agent Brandon Longaker looks over the Mexican town of Tecate. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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