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US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's historically long government shutdown is causing an increase in illegal border crossings in Texas, The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.

Big Bend National Park runs along a 100-mile stretch of the Rio Grande River and has a border crossing popular with American tourists looking to venture into Mexico.

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