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Analysis: Abbott’s border initiative is expensive, ineffective and not as tough as it sounds

The results of the state’s $3 billion border security effort don’t match the up-front promises, and Gov. Greg Abbott is flipping the political script with loud opposition to a change in federal border policy.

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw speaks at a presser with Gov. Greg Abbott in Weslaco on April 6, 2022.

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