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August 14, 2013 6:13 AM

Has border security spending been effective? It’s hard to say

Despite the billions of dollars spent on border security, it’s pretty hard to tell whether the money is accomplishing what it’s supposed to, according to two federal oversight agencies. The Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service say in recent reports that even with the amount of border data collected by the federal government, there’s no adequate barometer to measure the effectiveness of the enforcement efforts.

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