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National Park Service law enforcement are trained for a huge range of tasks, like search and rescue, fighting fires, busting drug dealers. But they are not often trained on the one thing they find themselves doing on a surprisingly regular basis these days: immigration enforcement.

At a park like Virgin Islands National Park, surrounded as it is by international waters, immigrants arrive here from all parts of the Caribbean as the first step towards reaching the United States.

We spoke with some of the park rangers in the U.S. Virgin Islands about how the change in immigration trends has changed their jobs.

Featured image by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens

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