US agents work overtime to protect border

In order to stop the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants into the US, some law enforcement agents are volunteering to work overtime to help monitor the border along Mexico.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A US border patrol agent patrols the US and Mexico border fence in San Ysidro, California, April 18, 2017.

US President Donald Trump promised to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs coming in from the south by building a wall along the Mexican border and hiring scores of border patrollers.

Some law enforcement agents are now volunteering to work overtime to monitor the border. 

TRT World's Zeina Awad spent a night out in Brooks County, Texas with a patrol team and got a glimpse at how complex their task is.