Border Patrol Office In Twin Falls To Close By End Of Year


By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Twin Falls Border Patrol Office is one of nine that will be closing soon.

That according to agency spokesman Bill Brooks.

The plan better aligns agents and operations with the Border Patrol’s current strategic Plan, Brooks said.

A statement was issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, that said "To better align operations with the Border Patrol Strategic Plan, the U.S. Border Patrol is deactivating nine interior stations: Billings, MT; Twin Falls, ID; Abilene, TX; San Angelo, TX; Riverside, CA; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Lubbock, TX and Amarillo, TX.

"In order to accomplish its mission more efficiently and to use its personnel more effectively, Customs and Border Protection has increasingly concentrated its resources in the immediate border areas. These deactivation's are consistent with the strategic goal of securing America’s borders, and our objective of increasing and sustaining the certainty of arrest of those trying to enter our country illegally. By redeploying and reallocating resources at or near the border, Customs and Border Protection will maximize the effectiveness of its enforcement mandate and align our investments with our mission."

Brooks said the closures will occur in about 6 months and no jobs will be lost in the transition.

They will be fully paid moves, according to Brooks.

The agency plans expects to save about 1.3-million dollars a year in overhead costs.

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