With his hands clenched to his forehead attempting to keep a terrified toddler above water, a man in the photo does his best to maintain his balance amid a chin-high current while crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Del Rio, Texas.

Elsewhere, in another photograph, agents donning cowboy hats and U.S. Custom and Border Patrol uniforms lash lariats, a rope used by horse riders reminiscent of slave overseer whips, at men carrying belongings in plastic bags as they attempt to run away.