Texas sheriff slams Border Patrol plan
Wichita County Sheriff: 'Federal government is failing miserably in that by not beefing up security on the border'
Times Record News
WASHINGTON — Wichita County Sheriff David Duke is opposed to the coming shutdown of six interior U.S. Border Patrol stations in Texas, saying resources for immigration law enforcement are already too scarce in North Texas.
The nearest Border Patrol Station, staffed by a handful of agents, is in Dallas, and it's closing in six months, leaving local law enforcement authorities with even fewer options for federal assistance.
"We can barely get anything done at this point," Duke said.
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