ANCHOR: Virtual Vigilance oversees the Mexico Border, not the entire 2000 miles, and its not the Border Patrol, not Homeland Security, these images were captured by a mobile unit on loan to a group known as the American Border Patrol. The Night Beats Jesse Degollado Talks to one of their volunteers using another camera to watch from afar.
PARKER: I had 7 border patrol agents on horseback, 10 on the ground walking, and the helicopter out there.
DEGOLLADO: Chasing illegal immigrants crossing a ranch on the Arizona
border. All it took was phone calls from virtual volunteer, Bob Parker. If
this doesn't look like Arizona to you, that's because we're overlooking Canyon Lake. From his high tech vantage point, Parker says he's been busy;
PARKER: 1500 people and 5 loads of drugs.
DEGOLLADO: From Canyon Lake?
PARKER: From Canyon Lake.
DEGOLLADO: From his armchair.
PARKER: (It) Does make it much easier you know, whereas the Minutemen will go out and sit on the border, they can't see what I have the capability of seeing.
DEGOLLADO: Like this string of at least 50 illegal immigrants, less than 100 yards from the Southeastern Arizona border
PARKER: That string was right here in this little open area
DEGOLLADO: Their wireless camera can see over a mile into Mexico watch a staging area
PARKER: This ranch used to belong to John Wayne.
DEGOLLADO: Or the new border fence
PARKER: 7 million dollars a mile, for a fence like this, I don't think so.
DEGOLLADO: Plus the billions spent on a virtual fence.
PARKER: On a system that's basically been scrapped. This system is less than one hundred thousand dollars.
DEGOLLADO: Lightning zapped their thermal camera, but even this,
PARKER: Its fascinating.
DEGOLLADO; Jesse Degollado, KSAT 12 News.