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DPS Won't Disclose Details Of New Border Spending

Updated: Thursday, June 19 2014, 03:57 PM CDT

State officials won't reveal exactly how an extra $1.3 million a week in border security funding authorized by Gov. Rick Perry will be spent.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger said Thursday that details of ramped-up patrols along the Texas-Mexico border for the rest of the year are being withheld because of "operational security and law enforcement safety."

Perry and other top-ranking Republicans approved additional spending late Wednesday to fight what they described as a flood of illegal immigration.

Thousands of unaccompanied minors mostly from Central America -- estimated at more than 47,000 so far this budget year -- have been entering the United States in recent months and overwhelmed the federal government.

Vinger said the additional funding will target violent crime and human trafficking.

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DPS Won't Disclose Details Of New Border Spending


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