From kvue.com a report by Mark Wiggins on federal and state actions in response to the border crises: I’ve excerpted the portion that quotes the Texas DPS Director:
“Texas is spending $1.3 million a week on saturation patrols, rerouting Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement resources to the Rio Grande Valley to work 12-hour shifts focusing on interdiction. Much of the money is going to overtime, fuel and transportation costs.
“I want to give one message right here to the Gulf Cartel who controls this corridor,” DPS director Steve McCraw testified before a Thursday field hearing of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee in McAllen. “Hey, we’re going to pour troopers and Texas Rangers and agents into this area until they shut down. And they’ll shut down, I guarantee it.” “
This was testified to in public before a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing held in McAllen.
You asked what is the newly appropriated money being spent for and I report what is said.
I’m not on the ground there to see for myself.
DPS head vows to shut down the particular cartel he says is behind this.
Says resources will be poured in there until it is.
Attack Perry or other aspects of our state all you want.
Such words roll off of me.
All that matters is action in the coming days and results if any.