Texas Senate Passes Bill for DPS to Operate Southbound Checkpoints

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 8:54am

There's too much attention on what's coming into the United States and not enough on what's going out. That's the opinion of some officials here about our ports of entry.

In an attempt to change that outlook, the Texas Senate has passed a new bill that would authorize the Department of Public Safety to operate southbound check points. The bill was passed in hopes of preventing weapons and guns from crossing the border. Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. says the expansion strikes a fair balance between security and liberty. DPS will now work alongside federal and local authorities at all international checkpoints.

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