Border Patrol office in Lubbock to be closed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Border Patrol office in Lubbock to be closed

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Border Patrol agents in Lubbock are set to relocate as 9 offices nationwide will be deactivated in the upcoming months. Six of the offices to be closed are located in Texas.

The move comes after the federal agency decided it would be more efficient to move their resources closer to the border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection tells KCBD NewsChannel 11 agents will continue to assist local law enforcement through intelligence sharing, but will not have anyone local from the agency to respond.

According to the CBP Public Affairs Specialist, William Brooks, the responsibilities to patrol federal laws will be carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A total of 41 agents will relocate to existing stations closer to the border. Right now, the stations will only be deactivated, not shut down.  It will be up to ICE officials if these stations reopen in the future.

Other stations in Texas affected include Amarillo, Dallas, San Angelo, Abilene and San Antonio. Riverside, CA, Billings, MT, Twin Falls, ID are the 3 other national offices to be deactivated in the next 6 months.

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