I spent a day with Border Patrol agents at the US-Mexico border

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Business Insider—Business Insider reporter and photographer Daniel Brown recently spent a day riding along with US Border Patrol agents. He got an inside look at the busiest sector of the US-Mexico border. Following is a transcript for the video. Daniel Brown: I was recently down in McAllen, Texas, down in the Rio Grande Valley, to cover the immigration crisis that's been going on. I reached out to the Border Patrol for that sector and tried to get a ride-along. Finally, they granted it. US Border Patrol Agent:...

I went on a Border Patrol ride-along in one of the most heavily crossed areas on the US-Mexico border — here's what happened. MCALLEN, TEXAS — I was in Southern Texas covering the immigration and separation of families crisis for nearly a day when I got word that I had secured a Border Patrol ride along. "The Rio Grande sector accounts for about 40% of the apprehensions in the United States," Border Patrol agent Chris Seiler, told me as we drove away from the station a few days later. "The McAllen station specifically is about 20% of the entire nation, and we catch about 300 individuals a day just in this 50-mile span...