What does $1.3 million per week buy Texas taxpayers in border security?
No one disputes something needs to be done about the growing crisis of undocumented immigrants coming into Texas, but it’s uncertain exactly what the Department of Public Safety’s so-called "surge funds" are buying Texas taxpayers. On June 18, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Straus agreed to give the Texas Department of Public Safety an additional $1.3 million per week to start a surge. But DPS would not reveal what it’s spending the money on, and unlike other agencies, the state refused to let reporters see the DPS operation.
Border Security Results - DHS- UU
Protecting the nation’s borders—land, air, and sea—from the illegal entry of people, weapons, drugs, and contraband is vital to our homeland security, as well as economic prosperity. DHS has deployed unprecedented levels of personnel, technology, and resources and made has made critical security improvements to secure and manage our borders.