Building walls. Patrolling borders. Homeland security amid Trump’s first months in power.

Watch Borderlands: Life on the Line on BBC Select

2017 was a unique time for America’s Department of Homeland Security Border Force. Trump had just become president on the back of a controversial campaign pledge to build a wall on the US border with Mexico.

This visceral documentary shows all sides of the story – from local people and humanitarian groups to the vigilantes who hunt illegal immigrants – during Trump’s first few months in office.

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