A secure border is essential to maintain national security and protect the safety of our citizens. Lt. Governor David Dewhurst believes the federal government has failed to uphold its responsibility to secure the border and stop the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants into Texas. Stepping in where the federal government has failed, David led the Texas Senate in providing more than $60 million per year to enhance border security, hire additional law enforcement officers and invest in new border surveillance technology. In addition to these steps, David has continued to push the federal government to provide additional resources to secure the international border.