PHOENIX - Aiming to reveal illegal immigrant activity in the Arizona desert, The Center for Immigration Studies released a new 10-minute documentary with hidden camera video.
The videos are from several groups including SecureBorderIntel.org which has cameras posted throughout the Arizona desert.
"The footage is getting out there which is our intent," said a person identified only as "Daniel" because he fears for his safety.
Daniel works with the group SecureBorderIntel.org and has several cameras in place 24-hours a day in the desert near Interstate 8 south of Phoenix.
"It's (cameras) motion detected, so when somebody walks by it triggers it and records from there," said Daniel during a phone interview with ABC15.
The Center for Immigration Studies posted the min-documentary online.
"Our main objective is to get out to the American people what's going on in the desert," said Daniel.
The videos posted on SecureBorderIntel.org and The Center for Immigration Studies show lines of people walking through the desert day and night.
Other images show people walking with guns and others with what a narrator describes as bales of marijuana strapped to their backs.
Daniel says he's seen everything from armed drug smugglers to families with infants captured on his remote hidden cameras. He says his videos and the documentary have nothing to do with politics.
"The documentary didn't take a far left or far right side, it's just presenting the facts to the people so they can be educated," said Daniel.
Daniel says he and other he works with do not confront anybody in the desert and alert law enforcement of their whereabouts and plans.
"It's not about being a group or claiming this or that, I just want people to see what is happening," said Daniel. "This isn't just an issue of people crossing, you should see the trash left behind, everything from clothes to water bottles and I've see diapers."
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