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An Hermes 450 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection taking off, with a CBP Border Patrol agent using the remote to steer the UAV. Gerald L. Nino photo.

Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP Spokesman Bill Brooks said the interior stations that will be shut are in some instances hundreds of miles from a border. He said the decision is in keeping with a strategy to use resources wisely and “increasingly concentrate our resources on the border.”

The stations that will be closed — most of which are in Texas — are:

— Abilene, Texas;

— San Angelo, Texas;

— Riverside, California;

— Dallas, Texas;

— San Antonio, Texas;

— Lubbock, Texas;

— Amarillo, Texas;

— Billings, Montana;

— And Twin Falls, Idaho.

Source: Carol Cratty for CNN.

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