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Report suggests Border Patrol close down station

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 10:51:17-05

An internal report is suggesting the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector should close one of its remote bases if it can't renovate it, as the station is unfit for living conditions.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General found that one of the Tucson Sector's operating bases had security issues, safety and health concerns and poor living conditions.

The IG report audited seven bases in the Rio Grande Valley, El Paso and Tucson sectors and found only one has major concerns. The report redacted all names and locations of the bases, but the response by Customs and Border Protection revealed the base is located in the west desert, a busy corridor in the Tucson Sector.

Border Patrol officials say they agree with the report, but that closing the base is not an option.