Free-Market Think Tank Hosts Border Security Panel at State Capital

On Wednesday at the state capital, the Texas Public Policy Foundation held a panel discussion on border security, billing the event with the title “What is Actually Happening on the Border.”

Among the speakers at the event were Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples, the head spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council, and also one of the founders of Texas Border Volunteers, a group of private citizens that conducts “watches” along the border, reporting illegal immigrants to law enforcement agencies and often posting pictures of detained immigrants to its website.

Texas Observer reporter Forrest Wilder was on the scene in Austin. He spoke to us about the group hosting the event and what the speakers had to say.

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