The series -- which essentially functions as a promotional vehicle for Homeland Security -- highlights the amount of work and danger associated with protecting U.S. borders and controlling the entrance of illegal drugs, weapons, and immigrants.
Weapons smuggling is a major concern for federal agents. Agents are shown with rifles and automatic weapons drawn during their patrols. Discussions about agents being shot and/or murdered. Agents claim that many illegal immigrants have criminal records; comments are often made about illegal immigrants' fears of retaliation if they reveal information about their border guide and/or if they're returned to Mexico.
Agents say that every year thousands of young girls are kidnapped from Mexico, smuggled across the border, and forced into prostitution in the United States.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drug smuggling is a major theme of the show. Packages of illegally smuggled drugs -- including heroin and marijuana -- are visible.