BIG BEND (Nexstar)- The US Border Patrol Big Bend Sector installed additional vehicle barriers around the area patrolled by the Marfa Station in early April.

According to CBP, these barriers help deter crossings by blocking illegal entry points along the Rio Grande.

Big Bend agents say they have seen an increase in illegal migrants crossing the border this year as human smugglers continue to bring large groups across.

In addition to these vehicle barriers, CBP continues to utilize both ground and air agents and canine teams to keep the border secure.