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For all the talk in Washington about border security, the one agency charged with providing it isn’t sharing a wealth of details. So a group of volunteers — called Secure Border Intelligence — has stepped in, working around the clock in Arizona to keep a thorough record of the front lines of the border battle.

Using tiny, motion-activated cameras hidden in the desert along known smuggling routes, the group captures images of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S. Some carry water, others bundles of drugs slung across their shoulders. SBI also records conversations between Border Patrol pilots and agents on the ground. Excerpts from those conversations, obtained exclusively by Fox News, suggest the border may not be as secure as frequently portrayed by the Obama administration.