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SPECIAL REPORT: Deserted in the Desert – Agents talk about kids who cross alone

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY-TV) Border Patrol Agents in the Yuma Sector are encountering countless children, who are crossing into the United States, alone.

"It definitely presents a change to our normal operation. Most of our agents have kids of their own," Agent Vinny Dulesky said. Agents rescued 450 unaccompanied minors in just the past month.

"We are not trained to do this, but these agents step up, and make them comfortable for the amount of time that we have them," Dulesky added.

Agents say they need three things to protect the border - technology, man power, and infrastructure. And while they have cameras, sensors and fencing and around 800 agents, in Yuma alone - thousands are still making it through.

Full story will air Thursday at 5p.m. 

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Jenny Day

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