Patrol Agent in Charge Paul Kuhn, right, and Deputy PAIC Eric Torres, left, pose outside the Beecher Falls U.S. Border Patrol Station in Canaan, Vt. Under a law passed by the New Hampshire Legislature in 2016, agents from the station were sworn in in January to enforce state laws in Coos County. (JOHN KOZIOL/SUNDAY NEWS CORRESPONDENT)
Helping people cross the border illegally — or human smuggling — is something people take for granted on the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico. But it's also part of life on the northern border: Human smugglers and law enforcement are playing a cat-and-mouse game on the Vermont border.