Border Patrol being moved closer to the borderNine offices are being deactivated and agents are being moved
By Homeland1 Staff
AMARILLO, Texas — Border Patrol agents stationed near Amarillo will be moving closer to the border within six months.
Deactivation of nine offices is aimed at keeping the border safer, according to News Channel 10.
But local law enforcement say that they are concerned the loss of the agents will have an impact.
The I-40 is a corridor for not only narcotics, but also human trafficking, Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas told News Channel 10. Border Patrol assisted who those issues, and are the ones with the authority to arrest and detain those kinds of suspects.
U.S. Border Patrol spokesperson Bill Brooks said that DHS would still provide assistance for local law enforcement when it came to dealing with illegals.